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The Daredevils of D-Day Part 2

In the late hours of hours of June 5th, 1944 six Horse gliders, towed by Halifax bombers made their way across the channel.  Inside the lead glider, codenamed Chalk 91, sat 30 men readying themselves for one of the most daring missions of D-Day.

Little did the men realise that the next 24 hours would turn into a desperate battle for survival, as they became surrounded, deep behind enemy lines attacked by tanks, snipers and the full might of the Nazi army. Sadly, some would never see home again.

These soldiers wore the maroon berets of the airborne forces, known to enemy as The Red Devils.  To us, they have become known as The Dare Devils of D-Day

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