The D-Day Story Collection


Fred Perfect's licence as an official naval press correspondent, accredited to ANCXF (Allied Naval Commander Expeditionary Force), dated 5.5.1944 and bearing the stamp of SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force). It includes a photograph of Fred Perfect in civilian clothing. This is a folded card. It is part of a collection of documents relating to Frederick William (Fred) Perfect, lived 1901-1986. From 1932 he was a reporter for the Daily Telegraph newspaper (he was the Manchester Staff Correspondent - the paper's only staff outside London). In 1944 he became the Daily Telegraph's special Naval War Correspondent. On D-Day he was on board H.M.S. Largs, a Landing Ship, Headquarters (LSH) at Sword Beach, which was the flagship for Force S. He sent reports to the Daily Telegraph on D-Day and after, including from France, Belgium and Holland 1944-1945, accompanying British and American troops. From 1945 to 1966 he wrote as 'F.W. Perfect' as the paper's Archaeological Correspondent, and then as House of Lords Correspondent.

Location: On display at The D-Day Story


Reference: 2007/520