Peter Haughton‘You were a fighting unit and you knew your job and you knew what you had to do’. Being part of a tank crew, the camaraderie was important for Peter Haughton.
Peter Haughton – Film 1Volunteering at the age of 16, Peter ended up in the famous 7th Armoured Division the Desert Rats experienced men of the war in North Africa.
Peter Haughton – Film 2Landing at Arromanche on DDay plus one, Peter was surprised to find things relatively peaceful. Although, knowing the Germans had been dug in at Normandy for the last two years, he didnt expect the invasion to be easy.
Peter Haughton – Film 3Outside the town of Villers Bocage, Peter could hear the battle raging there, as the Germans fought to take out the RHQ.
Peter Haughton – Film 4In Peters opinion, the Germans had much better tanks than the British nothing could stand up to a Tiger.
Peter Haughton – Film 5Peter never experienced sleepless nights after the war, a fact he puts down to being young enough to cope with what he saw at the time.
‘You were a fighting unit and you knew your job and you knew what you had to do’. Being
part of a tank crew, the camaraderie was important for Peter Haughton.