...a pictorial tribute
My late father - Trooper Leslie Chaffe - served with the 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry during the Second World War...from North Africa to Europe. He didn't like to discuss what he had seen, or done, but he did talk about the comradeship and the people he met.
Having found some of his old photographs I thought it fitting that they (and any that you can supply) should be made available to others and, hopefully, names can be put to the faces - 'Lest we Forget'.
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See extracts from the 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry
War Diaries...look under 'Welcome' or click here
Read the memoirs of Major John Harris, see his photos...under 'The Men'.
New feature...LARGE PICS of groups...look for 'Large Group Photos' under 'The Men' tag - this should make identifying faces easier..
Great News...6 copies of the 'YEOMAN' magazine will be copied onto the site thanks to John A Brown whose father - J J Brown - served in 'B' Sqdn. To see copies of the front covers click on the 'Yeoman mags' tab above
All of Lt Randall's photo album is now uploaded...click on the tab 'Lt Randall's Album' above.
To see a map of the German defences around Ouistreham (including Pegasus Bridge) click on the 'Welcome' tab and go down to 'Map'
Regarding the website...it was built a long time ago using a 'Flash' program...Google have decided that sites built using solely Flash will cease to be shown and will b phased out...plus they are not mobile phone or tablet friendly (which is another objection they have) so I've stopped work on it until I get a chance to build it using a modern program.