Canadian Scottish Stretcher Bearer on D-Day

| June 5, 2016

Sergeant William Garner Croix de Guerre avec Etoile De Bronze (France) On 6 June 1944 (D day) at COURSEULLES-sur-MER, France, K57764 Sergeant William GARNER, medical Sergeant 1st Battalion Canadian Scottish Regiment, landed with his unit on the beach amid heavy mortar and machine gun fire. Completely disregarding his own safety he began immediately to treat […]

FIRST WEEK IN NORMANDY

| June 8, 2013

“Their training had been good and their spirit and morale had been proved. They had yet to learn to be as hard and ruthless and cunning as the enemy, but these attitudes were being formed with each day’s experiences. There was still plenty to absorb, but there was one thing that could not be taught […]

Bill Millin ‘The Mad Piper of Normandy’

| June 6, 2011

It was 67 years ago today that the world met for battle on the sandy shores of Normandy.  The first devastating hours of the invasion were unlike anything the world had seen before. Any attempt here to describe the courage and carnage of that day of days would be an injustice. How can one summerize the […]

Piper Bill Millin Funeral coverage

| June 4, 2011

On September 2, 2010 ‘The Mad Piper of Normandy’ was laid to rest having passed away at the age of 88. Though there are pipers on distant battlefields today, Bill was the last of a breed that actually led men into battle while playing the pipes. After WWI the War Office had issued a ban […]