Colonel John Tillett: Soldier whose intensive preparations helped ensure the success of the Allied drive following D-Day


The 24-year-old adjutant who at 22.55 hours on 5 June 1944 waved off the six gliders that would begin the Allied invasion of Normandy was the man who, by his intensive preparations, made possible the celebrated British "coup de main" at the bridges over the Orne river ("Horsa") and Orne canal ("Pegasus").

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