Served as nurse QAIMNS, first hospital to land in Normandy D+13. Nursed German POW who gave her a Nazi Mother’s Cross. Landed Arromanche to sound of the guns.

Margaret Dickinson

Margaret Dickinson trained as a nurse in 1939 before joining the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service. The nurses were responsible for setting the first hospital up in Normandy after the D-Day Landings (D+13). They then followed the troops right through France, Belgium and Holland before finishing in Munster Germany. She recalls treating a German prisoner of war who she was determined to get better who gave her a medal.


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WW2 D-Day veterans
WW2 Convoy veterans
Our Secret WW2
The Korean War
WW1 War recordings