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Sherman tanks, an ARV vehicle with BSA motorbikes strapped to it, and a jeep of 13th/18th Royal Hussars, 27th Armoured Brigade, aboard LCT 610/212 approaching the French coast, approx. 07.30 hrs 6th June 1944.

Regimental HQ and ‘C’ Squadron landed on 'Queen White’ Beach, Sword area at H+45 - 08.15 hrs

The M4A2 Sherman tank in the foreground (T147161 '10’ 'Balaclava’) is a RHQ tank. In front of it is a Sherman BARV (Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle) possibly of 'C’ squadron, the jeep was with 241 HQ Provost Coy and motorbikes were with the 3rd British Infantry Division Provost Coy.
The men standing left and middle are with Beach Group 5 and on the right is a Provost Coy Military Police dispatch rider.

(Photo source - © IWM B 5110)
No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit - Sgt J Mapham

(Colour by Doug)

A C-130 Hercules, from Alaska Air National Guard’s 144th Airlift Squadron, flies over Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, March 4, 2017. After 41 years of flying the C-130, the squadron’s eight C-130s were divested, with the planes either being transferred to outside units or retired from service. The unit’s last two aircraft departed Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, the following day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton)


Centurion tanks of the squadron “C” of the 1st Australian armoured regiment during a joint operation with the 1st battalion of the Royal Australian (infantry) regiment against the Vietnamese partisans. The area to the South-East of bien Hoa, December 1968 - February 1969.

June 6, 71 years later …

A C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron flies over Normandy, France, June 3, 2015. Over 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units are participating in the 71st anniversary commemoration as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 71. The task force, based in Sainte Mere Eglise, France, is supporting local events across Normandy, from June 2-8, to commemorate the Allies’ actions on D-Day, which continue to resonate 71 years later. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski/Released)


Weekend, engage! Hope everyone had a good week back from the holidays.

“Master Sgt. Gerard Garrotte, C-5B Galaxy flight engineer with the 312th Airlift Squadron, controls the start switch on the ATM panel during preflight operations on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug 16, 2014. He was flying a mobility channel mission, moving high-priority cargo and passengers among air bases in the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Robert Couse-Baker)”

  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 
    • Officer Cadet - January 2006
    • Army Officer ( commissioned after 44-week training course )
    • Graduation Parade - 15 December 2006
  • Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals) 
    • Second Lieutenant - December 2006 
    • Lieutenant - December 2007
    • Bovington Camp, Dorset (4 months)
  • Royal Navy
    • June - August, 2008
    • Sub-Lieutenant 
    • Britannia Royal Naval College
    • HMS Iron Duke ( five-week deployment )
  • Royal Air Force
    • RAF Cranwell ( four-month training course )
    • RAF Wings - 11 April 2008
    • Flight Lieutenant Wales
    • Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury - graduated January 2010 
    • Search and Rescue Training Unit at RAF Valley Anglesey - transferred 26 January 2010 
      • C Flight No. 22 Squadron
      • 156 search and rescue operations
    • Falklands Islands Deployment - February-March, 2012 with No. 1564 Flight  
    • Operational Captain - June 2012
    • Left SAR/military - September 2013 ( due to privatization of SAR )
  • East Anglian Air Ambulance
    • 13 July 2015 - present
    • Pilot
    • Based in Cambridge
    • Donates full salary (approximately £40,000 per year) to the Air Ambulance charity 

  • Honorary Military Appointments
    • Royal Colonel of the Irish Guards - 10 February 2011
    • Honorary Air Commandant: RAF Coningsby - 3 October 2008 
    • Commodore-in-Chief: Scotland, Royal Naval Command - 8 August 2006 
    • Commodore-in-Chief: Submarines, Royal Naval Command - 8 August 2006 
    • Commodore-in-Chief: HMNB Clyde - 8 August 2006

British infantry tank “Churchill» «North Irish Horse» Regiment during breakout "Gothic Line» Mark IV A22 (factory E172292V number) with its own name «Castlerobin» of squadron C( in northern Italy, August 1944-October.

Own the night.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Erica Stooksbury, a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft pilot with the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, adjusts the cockpit lighting controls in a C-17 over Iraq Aug. 30, 2014, after a humanitarian airdrop mission over Amirli, Iraq. Two C-17s dropped 79 container delivery system bundles of fresh drinking water, or 7,513 gallons. Two C-130 Hercules aircraft dropped 30 bundles, which contained 3,032 gallons of fresh drinking water and 7,056 meals, ready to eat. President Barack Obama authorized humanitarian aid deliveries to Iraq as well as targeted airstrikes to protect U.S. personnel from extremists known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. U.S. Central Command directed the operations. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)