Bill PriceOn D-Day, Bill Price sailed on one of the "Corn cobs”. These were block ships that crossed the channel and were scuttled to create sheltered water at the five landing beaches. Once in position the "Corn Cobs" created "Gooseberries
Bill Price – Film 1In this the first of five films, Bill Price talks about joining the Territorial Army. It was in April 1938 and was he stationed at RAF Brimsdown. He went onto join the 76th Anti-Aircraft Brigade Royal Artillery and was stationed at various parts of the country working on BOFOR sites.
Bill Price – Film 2In this film Bill joins the 76th Anti-Aircraft Brigade, ,127 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment. He then heads to Oban, Scotland to join The Innerton. On the 28th May the ship sails out to the English Channel.
Bill Price – Film 3Bill vividly recalls the huge volume of ships crossing the Channel. And then the remarkable creation of the break water for the Mulberry Harbour. Bill is promoted to NCO on a Bofor 40mm gun and boards HMS Despatch. Her role is to protect the block ships that were being sunk to form the Mulberry harbour.
Bill Price – Film 4Bill heads East for Antwerp where hes in charge of 12 Canadian drivers.
On D-Day, Bill Price sailed on one of the “Corn cobs”. These were block ships that crossed the channel and were scuttled to create sheltered water at the five landing beaches. Once in position the “Corn Cobs” created “Gooseberries