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Allen Withington, 47 Royal Marine Commando Association

Allen Withington is a member of the 47 Royal Marine Commando Association.

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Association retraced the Commando’s route and told the story of their mission as well as the courageous actions of the French community who helped them.

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The 47 Royal Marine Commando Landing Craft

On D-Day, Maggie and I joined British and French friends and families of the 47 Royal Marine Commando on a 20km walk.

We retraced the route of the 47 Commando who, on the morning of June 6th, 1944, landed on Gold Beach near Asnelles. They went on to walk 20km behind enemy lines in order to liberate Port en Bessin.

When we arrived in Asnelles on the morning of D-Day, we were stunned to find that the 47 Royal Marine Commando were on board a Second World War Landing Craft, and would be re-enacting the landings of 1944.

This was followed by a brief and intimate ceremony for the 47 Royal Marine Commando veterans who landed in Normandy on D-Day.

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The 47 Royal Marine Commando Walk

On D-Day, Maggie and I joined British and French friends and families of the 47 Royal Marine Commando on a 20km walk.

We retraced the route of the 47 Commando who, on the morning of June 6th, 1944, landed on Gold Beach near Asnelles. They went on to walk 20km behind enemy lines in order to liberate Port en Bessin.


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