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SOFO Online Talks: Pegasus Bridge: In Their Own Words

Pegasus Bridge: In Their Own Words

Live Online Talk & Q&A with David Innes & Richard Folkes

Featuring archival interviews with Major John Howard DSO and SSgt Geoff Barkway

Marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum and the Army Flying Museum have teamed up to tell the personal stories of two of the men who carried out the famous Coup de Main operation to seize the bridges in Normandy over the Caen Canal and the River Orne in the opening hours of 6 June 1944.

Each with very different roles, Major John Howard DSO of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and Staff Sergeant Geoff Barkway DFM of the Glider Pilot Regiment landed at Pegasus Bridge within minutes of each other - but what brought them together that night and what of their later lives?

Using archive footage and personal family recollections, hear their compelling, personal stories of the impact of war.

This talk will be held in-person at the museum and streamed live online here. As with all our online talks, this event will be free to view, but we welcome your donations, supporting the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust in our work preserving the county's military heritage and telling stories like these.

Want to see this event in-person? Book your tickets here!

Pegasus Bridge: In Their Own Words Live from 7pm BST 23 May 2024

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