Captain Priday and two men from 'D' Coy, 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
On this 70th anniversary of the landing at 2316hrs BST, I for one will be raising a glass at that time to their memory and their exploits.
The photo above for me is just so iconic. It shows very well trained, determined troops in the actual kit worn in the attack. Utterly hard as nails is one phrase that comes to mind.
Normal service will resume from me when I have actually got to paint something. Studying and revising a multitude of lists for an exam is not leaving me much time. My memory just doesn't remember lists - in fact I'd have to carry an umbrella to prove I'm British because I can never remember a password!