"My dad had fond memories of the time he met up with Sandra and her mother on his pilgrimage to the war graves at Monte Cassino
, and enjoyed his visits to Southport and also showing them around his favourite haunts of the Last of the Summer Wine.
I'M searching for any family of Lieutenant William Alexander Reid, who was killed, aged 20, on October 19, 1943, in the Battle of Monte Cassino
. His parents were Matthew and Catherine Reid, of Pollokshields, Glasgow.
The gun was given to him by his soldier father who took it from a German officer in the 1943 Battle of Monte Cassino
He also provided air support for allied land attacks at Monte Cassino
and Anzio, before being posted to North Africa where he flew meteorological flights in support of land troops.
Here we met guides to take us to relieve the forward position near the foot of the awesome Monte Cassino
The Heroes Return scheme also saw a group of exservicemen return to Monte Cassino
in Italy last month and there are plans for veterans to return to the Far East.
Elliott Rogers, who saw action at Salerno, Anzio and Monte Cassino
and who was a 'Desert Rat' at El Alamein, has died at the age of 85.
BRITISH veterans will this week remember troops who died in the Battle of Monte Cassino
, one of the bloodiest of World War II.
El Alamein, Monte Cassino
, Operation Market Garden and RAF bombing campaigns are under the microscope and this is no dry run through the facts.
Principal campaigns: France (1940); Stalingrad (1942-1943); Sardinia, Corsica (1943); Monte Cassino
(1943-1944); Tuscany (1944); northern Italy (1944-1945).
SITTING in the canopy of a tree, Private Wojtek keeps look-out for the enemy across the valley of Monte Cassino
SOUTHWELL: 2.10 Monte Cassino
, 2.40 Trans Sonic, 3.10 Overrule, 3.40 Steady Gaze, 4.10 COLOUR GUARD (NAP), 4.40 Cape Safari, 5.10 Caledonia Prince.