Combined Ops Badge (Woven)
website design software

Royal Air Force Beach Units


WW2 Combined Operations

A big site that includes information about the R.A.F. Servicing Commandos and the Fighter Direction Tenders amongst a wealth of other information about Combined Operations.

Personal Memoirs

R.A.F. Bomb Disposal in Normandy
The story of the CO, F/Lt Wyn Cartwright
R.A.F. Bomb Disposal Flight 6225

No. 2 R.A.F. Beach Squadron
Before his personal story appeared on this site
David Teacher contributed to the BBC WW2 Peoples War archive
A Few Memories of my time in the R.A.F. during WW2

No. 4 R.A.F. Beach Squadron
Ron Plater also has his personal story on this site. Some words from Ron about his third D-Day, prompted by the 50th anniversary, appear on the D-Day & Normandy Fellowship website.
My D-Day Memory

483 (later, 83) Group Control Centre
D-Day recollections of Bernard (Taffy) Morgan (two links)
Bernard (Taffy) Morgan Code and Cypher R.A.F.
'I watched D-Day carnage unfold'

R.A.F. on Omaha Beach
A detailed account by Corporal Eric John Heathcote
Report on the Landing in France of the First Echelon of 21 BD sector on D-day, 6 June 1944

Another remarkable story - an R.A.F. wireless operator attached to U.S. 1st Division
Arnold Palin from Crewe

R.N. ‘J’ Commando
The story of Jack Gaster, Assistant Beachmaster of ‘J2’, the Item Green beach party (Le Hamel/Arromanches, Normandy), June to August 1944.
The Millionaire Mob

Community/Reunion Sites

RAF Servicing Commando and Tactical Supply Wing Association

Balloon Barrage Reunion Club


The National Archives - a treasure trove of detailed information.


Back to top

Copyright  © J.M.Fenton, 2007-2019

RAF Beach Units  -  Home Page   What's New   Airmen on the Beach   Purpose & Organisation   List of Operations   List of Exercises   List of Units   Personal Stories   Honours and Awards   Tributes   Commemorative Plaque   RAF Beach Balloon Units   Books   Links   About this Site   Contact Us