Friday, February 05, 2010

Landed on the afternoon of D-Day, 6 June 1944

Normandy Veteran Albert Madine, Seaforth Highlanders.During WW2 Albert was involved in the Normandy LandingsHis unit landed on ‘Sword Beach’, Calvados, France on D-Day 6 June 1944
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

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Albert Madine, Service No 14441650 was among the earliest infantry troops to land on the most easterly of the Normandy Landing Beaches (Sword Beach), coming ashore in the afternoon of D-Day, 6 June 1944. At the time, Albert was a member of ‘D Company’, 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

In this sector - inland from the British and Canadian Landing Beaches of Sword, Juno and Gold - the Infantry Divisions were involved in much of the heavy fighting throughout the Normandy campaign, particularly in the battle for Caen. As a Scottish Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders often marched along in Normandy to the sound of bagpipes.

Albert was a member of the West Cumbria Branch of the Normandy Veterans Association before it disbanded in June 2008. The above photograph was taken at a Normandy Veterans presentation ceremony for and thanksgiving service at St Nicholas’ Chapel, Whitehaven, Cumbria in January 2010.

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