Today was the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in France. Most of us have never seen war or how it affects those who were there. We all watch the movies of the heroic events from all over Europe and the true stories that make good viewing. We sympathise with the people in the movies and on the edge of our seats at the Gunfights, putting to the back of our minds that these are based on Facts and actual accounts given by those who were there.
In the Film the longest day it gives the names of some of the Heroes and the actor who played them As D-Day was a multiple assault on Europe and had to be won they Attacked them with almost everything we had The movie portrays only a small part of the actual Day and the various beaches and the troops dropped behind the lines along with the resistance they all had their part to play to help establish the downfall of the Nazi oppressors.
I was a member of the Territorial Army, 105 battery of the 102 Regiment of the Royal Artillery for a few years and got my training in Woolwich in London, i thankfully have never seen a battle and the only time i fired a gun was in training. I am Proud of all the men and woman who fought so bravely between 1939 and 1945 and not just this day which is probable the most important day in the war.
Each and every one of our servicemen and Women deserve our Respect, gratitude and thanks for what they have given to us, we will never know exactly what that is as we all take what we have or get for granted.
So next time you see a ex-serviceman collection for Erskine Hospital, Help for heroes, Mark Wright foundation just remeber you have the money to spend because of them SO give them Some