Thursday, 6 June 2013

Remembering D-Day

On 6th June 1944 the Allies invaded north-western Europe and opened the long-anticipated 'second front' against the Nazi occupation of Europe. Amongst those taking part was my recently deceased father, George Cyril Cordery.


He was a member of 53rd (Worcester Yeomanry) Air Landing Light Regiment, Royal Artillery, the 6th Airborne Division's artillery regiment, and was intensely proud of that fact.


This is the first D-Day since 1944 that he has not been with us ... and I will be setting some time aside today to remember him and everyone else who took part in that historic day.

6 comments:

  1. Our thanks to your father, and all those who serve.

    Lest We Forget.

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  2. Robert Hingley,

    I totally agree. We owe our servicemen and women - past and present - a bigger debt than our society can ever pay.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. I'm sorry for you loss. I am proud of your father and his generation for their contributions to keep us all free. My father was in the Pacific in WWII, but has been gone for many years now. The men in the service, the women that supported them, the dollar a day men, the factory workers, the air raid wardens, the sky watchers, all of them and many more did what they could.

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  4. CoastConFan,

    Our fathers' generation is fast disappearing ... and it is important that what they did is not forgotten.

    Except for those living in the wilds of Scotland or Wales, everyone in the UK risked being killed almost every day during the Second World War ... and tried to carry on living normal lives. I find that amazing and humbling.

    Ordinary people living extraordinary lives. I wonder if we could do that now? I suspect that most modern people would find it difficult, if not impossible ... but I may be very, very wrong.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Someone remembered is not forgotten. Both individuals and the generation.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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