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July 26, 2016

A Turret View of Normandy - Part 1 : Talking with Captain David Render

In this installment of the Veteran Podcast Archive, we feature an interview we did a year ago with WW2 Veteran Captain David Render, a former Troop Commander with one of one of Britain's elite Tank regiments, the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. David Render joined the regiment in Normandy on D+5 as a 19 year old 2nd Lt fresh from Sandhurst. 

Due to its length, the interview will be split into 3 parts. In this very first episode, we discuss David's childhood and growing up in London, being evacuated to the countryside as well as the Blitz. We look at his brother's army service in France around Dunkirk in 1940, before then turning to David's own experience of joining the army, training and everything that entailed including learning how to drive a tank, and then finally to the crucial moment when training becomes reality, the crossing of the channel on D+2 to Normandy to join up with his future regiment.

Music Featured: Hearts & Flowers by Jeff Kaale 

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