75th Anniversary Trip Photographs - April 2019

Torcross-Slapton Sands
Tank Memorial Site just behind top of Tree

Photographs by Paul Potgieter, Chris Kirsten, Laurie Bolton, Dean Small


Cambrige American Cemetery

Cambridge American Cemetery Information Center

Windsor Castle

Our Visit to the Sherman Tank Memorial Site in Torcross/Slapton Sands

Dean Small, the son of the late Ken Small, and his wife, Sarah

 Family Members - Left to Right:
Front Row:  Robert Beuley; Laurie Bolton; Barbara Beuley; Debbie Ellis; Beth Beuley Paulett; Denise Lupp;
Sarah Lupp Russell; Annelle Reynolds; Pat Hankin
Second Row:  Zach Britt; Julie Marcus; Joe Marcus; James Marcus; Jean Britt; Ken Britt; John Lupp 


Annelle Reynolds with her father's WWII Uniforms
Tech/4  Ottwin D. Hofer, Survivor LST 531

Preparing to raise the American Flag

Sunday Morning Chapel Worship Service at
Britannia Royal Naval College - April 28, 2019

Dignitaries from the U. S. Embassy, Pictured with Laurie Bolton - Left to Right 
 Lt. Col. David MacDonald, U. S. Assistant Army Attache, and his wife, Amy
Rear Admiral David Manero, and his wife, Justine


The Memorial Service begins at the Sherman Tank Memorial
hosted by the Royal Tank Regiment, Plymouth Branch

Dean Small & Laurie Bolton with the French Delegation from Normandy

Below:  On the Way to the Reception

Steve & Sally Mutton with Laurie,
who where a huge help to make our time in South Devon successful

Visit to the Restoration of the S-130 German E-Boat

Kevin Wheatcroft, Owner with Laurie, Dean & Sarah

The Group listening to Dr. Harry Bennett of Plymouth University

Excursion to Lyme Bay on board the Royal Naval Vessels
HMS Exploit and HMS Smiter

Family Members with Royal Navy Crew

Our British Friends with Crew
Chris Kirsten; Dr. Harry Bennett; Kevin & Alex Wheatcroft; 
Sarah Small; Sally & Steve Mutton; Dean Small 

A view of Dartmouth and our Hotel from the HMS Smiter

Making our way through Dartmouth Harbor

HMS Exploit


HMS Smiter

Leaving for the Return to Dartmouth

Returning to port, with the HMS Exploit flying the American Flag


Our time together at an end, heading back to Heathrow

Our profound thanks to Paul Potgieter and Chris Kirsten for their professional camera work
to memorialize the 75th Anniversary.  And to Dean & Sarah Small who worked tirelessly at the Sherman Tank Memorial Site and on details with the Royal Tank Regiment, Plymouth Branch,  to whom we are so grateful, which made the memorial service a big success.  Thanks to Steve & Sally Mutton who prepared the way for our arrival in Dartmouth.  We will be forever grateful to the Royal Navy for bringing us out to sea to pay tribute to
our loved ones who are at rest with the ships.