Airborne Engineers Association

Roll of Honour



Peter Guard


On the night of 5th/6th June 1944 a Stirling Paratroop aircraft carrying men of the Royal Engineers, crashed near the village of Grangues in Normandy. Four men died as a result of the crash and seven were disarmed and taken prisoner by the Germans. At some stage during the night Spr Guard (HQRE) was shot. His name is recorded on a memorial close to the village where the atrocity took place.

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Grangues Memorial

They shall grow not old
as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
We will remember them



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