Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

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Re: Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

Post by Jim » July 15th, 2015, 12:25 pm

POINTE DU HOC: 2d RANGER BATTALION, 6 June 1944

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Re: Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

Post by RangerX » July 15th, 2015, 12:26 pm

I need to trek down to Weymouth next time I'm in Limey Land. That and the Isle of Wight. Apparently there are cliffs there that were used extensively in training for Point Du Hoc.

Thanks for the history lesson!

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I also understand that Swanage played a key role during training exercises between the British Commandos and Rangers prior to D-Day.

If any of you ever get to Devon/Cornwall, you will see buildings that still have pock marks from the live fire exercises conducted there. Entire villages were evacuated - including livestock, to allow for one of the most extensive live fire training exercises in history.
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Re: Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

Post by Jim » July 25th, 2015, 11:25 am

Rudders Pointe du Hoc landing craft found & now in restoration!

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Re: Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

Post by Jim » April 13th, 2017, 10:06 am

Commander Rudder (2nd Rangers) 10 years later – I Took My Son to Pointe Du Hoc and Omaha Beach

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Re: Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

Post by Jim » April 19th, 2017, 9:45 am

POINTE DU HOE
2d RANGER BATTALION
6 June 1944

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Re: Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

Post by Jim » April 26th, 2017, 11:51 am

“D-Day: Over Normandy” Narrated by Bill Belichick to Make World Premiere May 27th at The Vets in Providence, RI


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Re: Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

Post by Jim » April 28th, 2017, 11:02 am

Next Stop: Pointe Du Hoc and Omaha Beach – Amazing Color Pictures of the 2nd Rangers embarking in Weymouth

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Re: Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

Post by Jim » April 29th, 2017, 11:59 am

D-Day – 15 Stunning Photos & Footage of Allied Airborne Forces


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Re: Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

Post by RangerX » May 5th, 2017, 11:39 am

Jim, not sure if you might be able to find it, but I am going to be on the Isle of Wight in June, and would really like to visit some of the training sites there. So far exact locations have been pretty much impossible to find.

I'm already planning on pestering some of the local pub grumps to see if I can get some local intel, but would appreciate a little advanced info.
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Re: Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

Post by Jim » May 11th, 2017, 12:26 pm

Ranger Ron Books (Ranger Ron) and some of his relatives are traveling to Normandy as we speak (write). RLTW!
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Re: Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

Post by Jim » May 18th, 2017, 7:56 pm

The Battle of Normandy – Original Color Footage (Watch)

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Re: Rudder's Rangers embarking for Normandy

Post by Jim » May 23rd, 2017, 3:03 pm

Gold, Juno, Sword – The British and Canadian Landings on D-Day


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