D-Day

Many will be familiar with the evocative Corps painting ‘Go To It’ by Peter Archer, which features the indomitable Corporal Tom Waters on his dash across Pegasus Bridge at Bénouville on the Caen Canal. Earlier he had rescued a man wounded by machine-gun fire, one of the party originally tasked with laying that line to … Continue reading D-Day

Dunkirk

As Christopher Nolan’s epic visualization of the evacuation from Dunkirk hits the big screen, it is timely to look briefly at the gallantry of the Corps’ soldiers during the operation. The chapter of the book that deals with the nation’s second highest award for gallantry in action—the Distinguished Conduct Medal[1]—devotes a large part to the … Continue reading Dunkirk