North West Europe 1944
"Huzza for the 6th Regiment Now Keep Glory"
A Group Dedicated to, and the Preservation of, the
Royal Warwickshire Regiment and its history
Proud Supporters of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire) and the Royal British Legion
Welcome to our website, and thank you for visiting.
This website, and the group associated with it, are dedicated to re-enacting the Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2nd Battalion and its involvement in the Normandy landings in June 1944. We pay respect to the memory of the men who served, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.
In Normandy, the men of the Regiment were amongst the first waves of soldiers who came ashore during the Normandy campaign which, ultimately, led to the end of the 2nd World War in the European theater.
This is just part of the already illustrious military history of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment ( the 6th Regiment of Foot), spanning three centuries dating back to 1685.
Within this website you will find information about the Regiment, its past and its many Battle Honours. There is also in depth information on the period our group portrays (D-Day 1944), the part the Royal Warwickshire Regiment played in that period and the kind of equipment used by serving soldiers. It also show what that equipment looks like and where it can be found nowadays. There is information about the group itself and what we do, our other impressions and how to contact us (for bookings or information) and how to join if it interests you.
We hope you enjoy this website and join us in paying respect to the brave service men and women who have given their lives in conflict.
*Please note any feedback can be sent to us via the 'Contact Us' section of the website*
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
A massive thank you to everyone who donated to the Memorial Plaque fund. We are delighted to announce that the Memorial Plaque has been installed at Lebisey Wood, in readiness for the official unveiling ceremony on 7th June 2022. We couldn't have done it without your support.
Early in October, L/Cpl Woods
visited several memorials, Stanley Gilchrist Square and the French Combatants Association with his visit culminating with the installation of the plaque.
The Royal Warwickshire’s are incredibly honoured to have a memorial in Lebisey to honour the 154 casualties that the Regiment took on 7th June 1944.
Thank you again to everyone who donated.
There is an article regarding the history of the day in 1944, the Memorial and its inauguration on the 7th June 2022. It can be found on the Beaches of Normandy Tours website. Click on this LINK to take you straight there.