9th June Commemoration

On the 9th of June we were lucky enough to have a good crowd of people come to witness the dedication of a new plaque to commemorate the RANGERS and the battle at Maisy.

The time of 11am was most appropriate as the Maisy battle was in progress at that time 72 years ago.

The reason we needed a new plaque was due to the theft of the old one.

So we now have a new monument and it aptly commemorates both battalions of Rangers who fought at Maisy.

If you are planning a visit to Maisy the plaque is located at the side of the guns – close to the car park.

Here is a photo of the plaque – taken just after the ceremony.

RANGERS plaque finished

The ceremony was widely reported in the press.

press-coverage-of-maisy

 

 

Maisy Battery. D-day 1944, Omaha Beach – Pointe du Hoc