• James Willis Oliphant – 11th Armoured Division

    Hi, my Grandfather, James Willis Oliphant served with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry all through the war, latterly with the 2nd Fifes as part of 11th Armoured Division, the Black Bull which liberated Belsen.  7,088 total views

  • William Roach Account at Belsen

    William Roach, Troop Commander in the 58th Light Anti-Aircraft Regt, and Battery Commander Major Chapman were told to go to Belsen. With two troops, they arrived at the camp mid-morning on 15th April.  5,653 total views

  • Liberation Day

    Despite the camp being entered first on Sunday 15 April 1945, by eight men of the 6th SAS and then 1–3000 men of 11 and 29 Armoured Brigade, these troops stayed no more than a few hours and moved out to continue the war.  4,257 total views

  • Neville Foote

    ONE of Britain’s last surviving D-Day heroes has told how he liberated occupied France armed with only a fold-up bike and a misfiring gun 75 years on from the landings.  6,291 total views

  • The first in…

    On April 15, 1945, Lieutenant John Randall, then a 24-year-old SAS officer, was on a reconnaissance mission in northern Germany.  7,553 total views