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October 2017

In October we have crossed the milestone of £33,000 for the creation of the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Flight, just under £11,727 (30th. October 2017) to go now to fully finance this memorial paid for by the people of today, in honour of the people in the past who have given their lives to secure the freedom of the people in the future, who might well reflect on this stunning memorial for their freedom to live in relative peace today. Lest we forget.



 PEGASUS BRIDGE MEMORIAL FLIGHT
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"Operation Deadstick" - D-Day 6th June 1944

"Your task is to seize INTACT the bridges
And hold them until relief by 7 Para
You must expect a counter attack anytime after one hour
It is vital that the crossing places be held."

We are raising funds for a new memorial to be established in the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove, which is an integral part of the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR.

The design of three gliders descending on a giant S shape is symbolic of this most Secret operation carried out in Silence with Speed, Stealth and achieved complete Surprise.



 PEGASUS BRIDGE MEMORIAL FLIGHT
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"Operation Deadstick" - D-Day 6th Juin 1944

"Votre tâche est de saisir INTACT les ponts
Et les tenir jusqu'à ce que le soulagement par 7 Par
Vous devez vous attendre à une contre-attaque à tout moment après une heure
Il est vital que les lieux de passage soient tenus"

Nous recueillons des fonds pour la création d'un nouveau mémorial dans la zone commémorative des forces spéciales alliées, qui fait partie intégrante de l'arboretum national commémoratif, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR. Royaume Uni.

La conception de trois planeurs descendant sur une forme S géante est symbolique de cette opération la plus Secrète menée dans Silence avec Speed, Stealth et a réalisé une Surprise complète.


PEGGY'S MISSION

 MIKE WITH PEGGY AT THE BRIDGE
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Peggy is our nick-name for the Maquette we commissioned which is shown here with Mike Colton at the Pegasus Bridge Museum in Benouville, Normandy France.

Peggy is a one metre high model of the sculpture being created which will stand five metres tall when completed.

Peggy's Mission is to raise a further £25,000 to complete this stunning memorial in honour of those who landed during the operation.

Funds for this Memorial are administered by the Allied Special Forces Association.
If you wish to donate please click here!


LA MISSION DE PEGGY

 MIKE WITH PEGGY AT THE BRIDGE
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Peggy est notre surnom pour la Maquette que nous avons commandée qui est montrée ici avec Mike Colton au musée de pont de Pegasus à Benouville, Normandie France.

Peggy est le modèle d'un mètre de haut de la sculpture la creation difinitive s elevera a cinq metres de hauteur La mission de Peggy est recolter une somme supplémentaire de £ 25,000 (28,800€) pour achever ce mémorial impressionnant en l'honneur de ceux qui ont atterri pendant cette l'opération.

Les fonds pour ce Mémorial sont administrés par l'Allied Special Forces Association . Si vous souhaitez faire un don, cliquez ici!


THE TAKING OF PEGASUS BRIDGE

 MAJOR JOHN HOWARD
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The Pegasus Bridge Memorial Flight will commemorate the “Coup de Main” operation carried out by men of D & B. Companies, 2nd. Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who were air landed by Horsa Glider after being released from their Halifax tug aircraft on D-Day the 6th. June 1944 by 298 and 644 Squadron RAF.

At 26 minutes past midnight the bridges over the Orne River and Caen Canal were secured and the message ‘Ham & Jam’ was sent to Combined Operations HQ. This daring operation protected the left flank of the main D-Day invasion.

Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II. It was so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed.

They were air landed beside the bridges by soldiers of the Glider Pilot Regiment and supported by Royal Engineers, Royal Army Medical Corps & 7 Para liaison.

Soon afterwards hundreds of soldiers of 7 Para were dropped to reinforce the Ox and Bucks and then Lord Lovats Commandos joined them after landing from the sea.

The “Coup de Main” was led by Major John Howard, who had trained his troops for over 2 years for this one operation. The rest of course is history and the Internet is awash with information about this operation and we will not add anymore on this website, but instead concentrate on Paying for Peggy.

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Le pont Pegasus commémorera l'opération "Coup de Main" menée par des hommes de D & B. Companies, 2e. Le Battalion Oxfordshire et l'Infanterie légère du Buckinghamshire, qui ont été débarqués par Horsa Glider après avoir été relâchés de leur Halifax remorqueur le 6 Juillet. Juin 1944 par 298 et 644 e Escadron RAF.

26 minutes après minuit, les ponts sur l'Orne et le canal de Caen ont été sécurisés et le message «Ham & Jam» a été envoyé au QG des opérations combinées.

Cette opération audacieuse a protégé le flanc gauche de l'invasion principale du jour D. Pegasus Bridge a été le premier engagement du jour D c'etait crutial si il avait echoue, le tournant de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. aurait ete l' invasion.

 298 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE  GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT  OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY  644 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE
 ROYAL ENGINEERS  PARACHUTE REGIMENT  ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

 ALLIED SPECIAL FORCES MEMORIAL GROVE  SPARTAN WARRIOR  NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM  CAFE GONDREE - PEGASUS BRIDGE
 VETERANS CONTACT POINT  BROMLEY O'HARE

Remember - Penny's make Pounds and Pounds make Peggy!
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