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Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum: D-Day 80th Anniversary Talks

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Pegasus Bridge: In Their Own Words

Staff Sergeant Geoff Barkway

Talk - In-person and streaming live online

7pm - 23 May 2024

Marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day, hear the personal stories of two veterans of the famous Pegasus Bridge operation in the opening hours of 6 June 1944.

Major John Howard DSO of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and Staff Sergeant Geoff Barkway DFM of the Glider Pilot Regiment landed at Pegasus Bridge within minutes of each other - but what brought them together that night and what of their later lives?

Using archive footage and family recollections, hear their compelling stories of the impact of war.

Stream link: www.sofo.org.uk/pegasusbridgeintheirownwords/

Book tickets: www.sofo.org.uk/product/pegasus-bridge-in-their-own-words/


The Sappers on the D-Day Gliders

Sappers in the D-Day Gliders Pegasus Bridge Aerial Photo

Talk - In-person

7pm - 30 May 2024

On board the gliders carrying men of The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry to Normandy in the early hours of 6 June 1944, there were was also a platoon of Royal Engineers. They too played vital role in the plan to secure the Orne and Caen bridges, hear their story from Ingram Murray in this D-Day 80th Anniversary talk, raising funds for the Army Benevolent Fund and Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust.

Book tickets: www.sofo.org.uk/product/the-sappers-in-the-d-day-gliders-a-talk-with-ingram-murray

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