VER-SUR-MER Calvados - 15 km north-east of Caen
The 50th Infantry Division landed on Gold Beach

On 6 June 1944 the 50th Infantry Division under General Graham landed in Normandy on Gold Beach between Ver-sur-Mer et Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. The British were assigned to capture Bayeux eight kilometers from the coast. The 69th Infantry Brigade commanded by Brigadier Knox slammed ashore in a strong fortified area. With the tanks support of the 4/7th Royal Dragoons Guards of the 8th Armoured Brigade the British assaulted the strong point WN 33 and WN 34. The 6th Battalion Green Howards neutralized the position WN 35 held by a company of russian Ost Battalion, then they seized battery of Mont Fleury. The 7th Battalion Green Howards landed in the second wave, they liberated Ver-sur-Mer cleared of German troops.
   
 
 
America Gold Beach Museum
The Museum is dedicated to two historical events, the history of the American Air-mail pioneers, and the preparation of the Landing by the British Secret Service. The 69th Brigade assault is also reported. The main part of the documents and objects presented were offered by the veterans.
 
  «Gold Inn» plaque
From 6 June to 30 July this inn was the headquarter of the officers of the 9th Beach Group of the British Navy. They controlled the traffic on the Landing beaches from Ver-sur-Mer to Arromanches. They named this inn «Gold Inn» from the beach where they had landed : Gold Beach.
Situation : on the wall of a house, facing the
America Gold Beach Museum
  Robert Kiln place - Sexton armoured vehicle
This place was named "Robert Kiln" who was officer in the 86th (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment Royal Artillery. The Sexton armoured vehicle was offered by the son of Major Kiln. The Sexton armoured vehicle
was built in Canada from 1941 and was fitted with the chassis of the M3 American tank. It was used as self propelled artillery and was armed with a 87,5 mm howitzer and a six men crew. Around the vehicle several boards tell about the history of the 86th Field Regiment Royal Artillery, and the landing on Ver-sur-Mer beach.
Situation : at the edge of the D514 road, in the city center
 
50th Northumbrian Division monument
Monument in memory of the artillery regiments of the 50th Northumbrian Division who landed on this beach on 6 June 1944.
Situation : at the edge of the D514 road, in the town center

Hertfordshire Regiment monument
Monument dedicated to the British troops who landed in Ver-sur-Mer at dawn of 6 June 1944. The 2nd Hertfordshire Regiment Battalion was commanded by Colonel J. R. Harper until 31 August 1944.
King sector Red Beach : Major W. R. Nichols Green Beach : Major D. C. Slemek.
Situation : at the edge of the D514 road, in the town center

Admiral Ramsay plaque
Plaque recalling that Admiral Ramsay commander of the Allied landing fleet established his Headquarter in this house during the battle.
Situation : at the edge of the D514 road, in the town center

   
50th Infantry Division stele
Stele remembering the landing of the 50th British Infantry Division units who landed on the beaches in Ver-sur-Mer.
Situation : at the edge of the D514 road, at the exit of the beach

   
  Civilian casualties plaque
Plaques in memory of thirteen Norman civilians killed during the fighting for the liberation of Ver-sur-Mer on 6 June 1944.
Situation : on the wall of a house, à right of America Gold Beach Museum
 
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INTERESTING WEB SITES

Association web site of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
http://www.creullyclub.freeuk.com/frameset.htm
Personal web site about the B Squadron 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
http://www.fourthtroop.freeuk.com/
Web page about the naval forces of D-day
http://www.naval-history.net/WW2194406.htm
Personal web site about D-day
http://www.6juin1944.com/
Personal web site about the Atlantic Wall
http://site.voila.fr/bunkers

 
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