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Personal Stories

Personal stories of men who served with R.A.F. beach units in World War Two.

In the section immediately below we list those for whom we have something in their own words. Others whom we know something about are listed in a section further down the page.

 John R. Alcock

The Landing Officer of 103 Beach Flight, No. 2 R.A.F. Beach Squadron (mentioned in despatches), who landed in the JUNO assault area on D-Day in Normandy  (Operation OVERLORD).

 John H. Fenton

A Code & Cypher Sergeant  in the signals section of No.4 R.A.F. Beach Squadron, John landed in Normandy in the GOLD assault area (Operation OVERLORD).

Ted Inge

A few words from an explosives section Sergeant (mentioned in despatches), who landed in Normandy in the JUNO assault area with No. 2 R.A.F. Beach Squadron (Operation OVERLORD).

W. Sinclair MacLeod

A Canadian Code & Cypher Sergeant who served with the R.A.F. Component of 33 Beach Brick, recalls the assault landings in Sicily and the toe of Italy.

Glen McBride

The Landing Officer of 101 Beach Flight, No. 1 R.A.F. Beach Squadron (mentioned in despatches), who landed in the SWORD assault area on D-Day in Normandy  (Operation OVERLORD).

David Teacher

M.T. Mechanic in No. 71 R.A.F. Beach Unit and 103 Beach Flight, No. 2 R.A.F. Beach Squadron, who landed in the JUNO assault area on D-Day in, Normandy  (Operation OVERLORD).

Ron Plater

First joining a beach unit in North Africa and a beach unit veteran of three D-Days, Ron was at Sicily, Salerno and finally, with 108 Beach Flight of No. 4 R.A.F. Beach Squadron in Normandy

H. G. W. Roberts

In at the start with No. 69 R.A.F. Beach Unit this R.A.F. policeman was at Sicily, Salerno and finally, with No. 4 R.A.F. Beach Squadron in Normandy

J R Alcock
Sgt J H Fenton
Sgt. MacLeod
Flt Lt G McBride RAAF
LAC David Teacher
Sgt. Ron Plater

In the section below we list those whom we know something about, thanks to those who knew  and remember them.

Clary Adams

A Coppersmith & Sheet Metal Worker who was in the M.T. Section of No. 70 Beach Unit and 101 Beach Flight of No. 1 R.A.F. Beach Squadron, in the SWORD assault area, Normandy  (Operation OVERLORD).

 Len Sexton

An Aircrafthand, General Duties with 107 Beach Flight of No.4 R.A.F. Beach Squadron, Len landed in Normandy in the GOLD assault area (Operation OVERLORD).

 Trevor Barlow

An MT Fitter who joined the RAF Component of No. 35 Beach Brick in the Middle East and trained for the Salerno landings.

Copyright © J.M.Fenton, 2007-2011

Clary Adams
LAC Len Sexton
Trevor Barlow

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