A Joint Online Talk with the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Pegasus Bridge: In Their Own Words D-Day 80th Anniversary Talk

7pm Thursday 23rd May

The Army Flying Museum has teamed up with the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum for a special online talk to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Join David Innes and Richard Folkes to hear the personal stories of two of the men who carried out the famous Coup de Main operation to seize the bridges in Normandy over the Caen Canal and the River Orne in the opening hours of the 6th June 1944. Each with very different roles, Major John Howard DSO of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and Staff Sergeant Geoff Barkway DFM of the Glider Pilot Regiment landed at Pegasus Bridge within minutes of each other - but what brought them together that night and what of their later lives? Using archive footage and personal family recollections, hear these compelling stories of the impact of war.

The talk and Q&A will also be streamed live online at 7pm on Thursday 23rd May. This is a free online talks with donations welcome. All donations will be split between the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum and the Army Flying Museum.

You will be able to watch the talk and make your donation by clicking on the button below.

Please note, all content of lectures are based on the research and views of the guest speakers.