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50th (Northumbrian) Division shoulder patch. The two T's stand for the county's Tyne and Tees Rivers.

BELOW: Regimental cap badges .

Green Howards.

Shoulder flash of the Green Howards.


East Yorkshire.



Royal Engineers.

Royal Marine Commandos.

Shoulder patch of the Royal Commando.

Westminster Dragoons.

Landing diagram, Gold beach.

Landing diagram, Juno and Sword.

East Yorks under fire.

Sgt. Major Stanley Elton Hollis, VC, of the Green Howards (Imperial War Museum, HU 2001)

Gold beach. (National Archives, USA)

Map from VICTORY IN THE WEST showing German defences (blue) on King sector, Gold beach.

Large map from VICTORY IN THE WEST showing British and Canadian positions at the end of D-Day.