70th Brigade News
75th Anniversary
It is at this time of the year when we mark the anniversary of "Operation Martlet" in Normandy, in which 70th Brigade Group and its constituent and associated units played such a key role - culminating in the Defence of Rauray. This year is the 75th Anniversary of that series of engagements.

The implications for each of the units, especially 11th DLI and 1st Tyneside Scottish on 1st July, is set out in each of the War Diaries on the Website. Those with a specific interest are recommended to read Breaking the Panzers by Kevin Baverstock, for an hour-by-hour account of the Rauray battle, for which the Brigade was awarded a Battle Honour.

Let us remember those men who took part, and especially those remembered on War Memorials throughout the UK, and particularly within the North-East.

Relatives and descendants of those who served in the Brigade are encouraged to get in touch with John Dixon, Lead Researcher, to see if further information about those individuals can be added to their Memorial Pages.

John can be reached at