Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Chalk at RAF Shawbury Assault Glider Trust Pt 2

Following on from our display at RAF Shawbury on Friday 26th July, I'd like to share with you a photograph of a very special visitor taken by Richard Head of the Assault Glider Trust.

We were fortunate enough to spend some time with 6th Airborne veteran Godfrey Yardley. Godfrey was with 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and took part in Operation Varsity, the crossing of the Rhine in March 1945. He was great to talk to and was able to tell us all about his time with 6th Airborne and how the operation went for him, in return we were able to show him some of our weapons and equipment!

Chalk members Andy and Matt with Godfrey and the AGT Horsa in the background. July 2013.

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