Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Ranville
Calvados

Basse-Normandie

Avenue du Major Howard  
(Mémorial Pegasus)

Brigadier James Hill

Bath 1911 - 2006
commander of 3rd Parachute Brigade in the 6th Airborne Division
(Wikipedia)
Vivien Mallock
2004

Ranville /  Brigadier James Hill   Ranville /  Brigadier James Hill

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

Brigadier James Hill DSO** MC
Officier de la Légion d'Honneur, Silver Star USA,
King Haakon of Norway Liberty Cross

It was in this area, from 6th June 1944, that this 32 years old Commander, although severely
wounded, successfully led The 3rd Parachute Brigade until they broke out two months later.

Unveiled on 5th June 2004 by HRH The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief, The Parachute Regiment

Signed: Vivien Mallock 2004

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 49°14'33" - W 0°16'18")

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