Ron SmithRon Smith was a Wireman on LCT 947.
Ron Smith – Film 1Ron recalls the declaration of war. At the time he was repairing engines at Keith Blackman's in Tottenham, London.
Ron Smith – Film 2Ron joins LCT 947 and provides some detail about the landing craft. After practising beach landings up in Scotland the D-Day arrives and it's time to put the practice to work.
Ron Smith – Film 3Ron provides detail about the build-up to D-day. He also shares some fascinating information about the skipper, the crew and detail about life onboard an LCT.
Ron Smith – Film 4Rons landing craft comes ashore near Ouistreham on the Normandy coast. Very quickly things get very difficult.
Ron Smith – Film 5After repairs in the UK it's back to the beaches, but not for long. The ship is hit and Ron explains how.
Ron Smith – Film 6Ron heads to the Far East and remembers the Ghurkas. He also recalls an attack on Ramree Island. Eventually the bomb is dropped and it's time to head home.
Ron Smith was a Wireman on LCT 947.