From the Editor

Royal Marine Commandos attached to 3rd Division after landing on Sword Beach, June 6, 1944

Well, if it is not obvious, I’m back from my ‘break’, having ousted last issue’s editorial ‘invaders’. They didn’t want to leave, but didn’t they do well!

Unfortunately, I feel compelled to start with a tinge of sadness. We have three obituaries concerning some amazing people in our news pages. While I am pleased BAW can mark them, these do feel like missed opportunities. We can’t collect stories from every veteran – more’s the pity – but we always prefer to print incredible stories while the individual(s) concerned can see them. Do not hesitate if someone you know has a story you believe is right for us, and together let’s put smiles on faces while we can.

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