The latest episode of the Find My Past TV Show features the D-Day invasion.
This week’s episode follows three people who are related to those that piloted an elite glider force that spearheaded the D-Day invasion, capturing and holding Pegasus Bridge in Normandy.
The episode airs on Yesterday on Thursday 10th November at 9pm and is repeated daily throughout the following week. Yesterday can be found at Sky channel 537, Virgin TV channel 203 and Freeview channel 12.
Robin Clarke is 25-years-old, engaged, has a baby boy, Jack, and is a Medical Secretary. She and her family live in the cottage next to her mother in rural Cheshire. Robin was taken to Normandy once when she was a young child and knows that her family were involved in the first Normandy landings, but doesn’t know the details. Since having a child of her own, she is passionate about passing on information about her family’s history to the next generation.
Kerry Wood is a 33-year-old police officer in London, and has a four-year-old daughter who is a quarter French. She knows nothing about her ancestors’ involvement in D-Day. Kerry knows a little about her grandparents and their involvement in the war and is keen to find out more.
Frances O Reilly, is in her mid-thirties. A graphic designer by trade, she has two small children and lives in Epsom. She knows a little about her family history and that her paternal grandfather was a doctor, as was her great-uncle ‘Johnny’ (on her paternal grandmother’s side) who lived close to his sister in Devon. Johnny had led “quite an exciting life” and Frances knows that he wrote a book, but she has never read it.