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Service for Normandy survivor
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[SIZE=-1]Joining the Royal Marines at the age of 17, Mr Gower was in the first wave of the Normandy Landings on June 6, 1944. The landing craft he was on was blown ...[/SIZE]
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It was in the port of Southampton
Where my tale began
Many men were waiting , all out to get that man
His name was Adolf Hitler
Whom they hopes would be an also ran

There were many men from Carrick
But I can only name a few
There was Geordie McAtamney on his I/C/T
Also Jim hunter he was present too

Outside the port were many ships
Royal navy with landing craft
Royal Air Force and merchant men as well
All crewed up and rearing to go

A meeting was called in the towns Guild Hall
All the top brass were there including me
As the expert in the C.S..A.

The weather was so bad it was decided to hold
And wait until morning
All hoping to achieve our goal

Early next morning the weather improved
Another meeting was called
And when it had ended
We knew that D Day had dawned

From that moment on it was all go
The Royal Navy The Royal Air Force
And the merchant men too
Not forgetting our brave Army
With the worst job to do

Many years have passed
Since that long time ago
When many of our comrades
In the channel were lost
When you think of that day
And the men who served
And give them respect
That they richly deserve

R.I.P Mr Leonard Gower..
 
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