“If they remember the bagpiper, they won’t forget those whose served and fell on the beaches”

PIPERS IN BATTLE Bill Millin – Normandy by Evelyn McKechnie On the 8th June 2013, a piper memorial was unveiled on Sword Beach in Normandy. It is in honour of the world-famous Scottish piper, Bill Millin, who piped soldiers ashore on D-Day, 6th June 1944. He was born in Shettleston in the East End ofContinue reading ““If they remember the bagpiper, they won’t forget those whose served and fell on the beaches””

Normandy D-Day 1944

by Evelyn McKechnie The greatest sea-borne landing exercise in the world and the Liberation of France. “I came back to see you all” In 2004, I was in Normandy for the very first time, to pay respect at the grave of my uncle, Robert McKechnie. It was when I went to write in the visitor’sContinue reading “Normandy D-Day 1944”