Reg Rumbles' Diary
Today’s story is about Reg Rumbles, who served on HMS Largs during D-Day, a Combined Operations Headquarters ship.
His family in West London knew he’d served in the war, but they didn’t know what his war time diary contained until, one day, they found it in the loft.
Here – reading from his Dad’s original diary from nearly 75 years ago – is Brian Rumbles, Reg’s son.
22,442 people from over 30 countries gave their lives whilst serving with British units on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy.
The Normandy Memorial Trust is building the British Normandy Memorial to commemorate their heroism and sacrifice.