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Tree Planting in Normandy

Updated: Dec 12, 2019

Veterans and members of the Society traveled to Normandy this week to commemorate the Regiment's participation on D-Day.

As part of a busy schedule of events, a service was held at Pegasus Bridge, which was captured by men from the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light infantry in the early hours of 6th June 1944. These men were stealthily flown in by glider in one of the most precision glider landings of WWII.

After the service an oak tree was planted and plaque installed to commemorate those men of the Regiment who took part. Glider Pilot and D-Day veteran, Laurie Weeden was guest of honour at the ceremony.

Services were also held in the UK to mark D-Day including one at the site of RAF Harwell. The base was used for Glider towing operations during WWII.

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