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South African D Day Hero: Lt. Cecil Bircher MC

Two South Africans seconded to the Royal Marines were awarded the Military Cross for gallantry on D-Day. This is the citation for one of them Lieutenant Cecil Arthur Douglas Bircher, South African Forces (attached to the Royal Marines). 297 more words

UDF

Bravely Speaking Out

Silent Guilt No More

Today’s story is a more difficult one. When we talk of the “hope of recovery,” we are, of course, talking about recovery from… 490 more words

Veteran

Calling all Devil Dogs, and Leathernecks

Devil Dogs

Hello there Devil Dog, or Leatherneck, Jar head, well if you do not understand what those terms are just give me a few moments of your time, and you will knows those terms . 241 more words

Devil Dog

Thursday 30 December 1915 - We Lost 931

The cruiser HMS Natal is destroyed by an internal explosion in Cromarty Firth, on the west coast of Scotland.  There are four hundred four casualties and two hundred ninety-nine survivors. 886 more words

Royal Navy