Tpr B Sqn 43 Recce which was not with A & C Sqn when they were sunk off Juno Beach on the Derry Cunihy. Describes arrival in France & first action. Legs shaking. He was driver of leading armoured car with Sgt Thugood and Lt Shuttler. Had many lucky escapes & considers himself to be lucky to have survived. And 4 Nov 1944 by Nebelwerfer strike. “You never forget it.”

Vic Blake

Vic Blake served with the B Squadron in the 43rd Wessex Reconnaissance Regiment. Despite being injured, he considers himself a lucky soldier.


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