The D-Day Story Collection


Cherbourg - Caen

A map entitled 'Cherbourg - Caen', France, 1:250,000 scale, Sheets 3a and 8, Army / Air Force, 1914, revised 1938, re-revised 1942. The map shows the majority of Lower Normandy. This belonged to Mr Oliver H. Perks, who was a Forward Observation Officer with 90th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, part of 231 Brigade, 50th Division. On D-Day his Landing Craft, Tank (LCT), got waterlogged while crossing the Channel, and had to return to Shoreham, so he did not land in Normandy until three days later. He served in North West Europe until the end of the war.

Location: In store, can be viewed by appointment


Reference: 1986/194/6