What memories must have been stirred in Floyd when he stepped back on to that infamous sector of Omaha beach after 64 years.
The veterans within this association who found themselves on that beach that morning are now few.
We have men who went on to the eastern flank with the assault wave of the US 1st Infantry Division, their LCA's of 550 Flotilla lowered from SS Empire Anvil on the morning of D-Day.
We have to my knowledge only one man now who found himself on Dog Green sector that morning others I have known are sadly no longer with us.
Our known veteran was a member of 551 Assault Flotilla off the SS Empire Javelin, the men he and his comrades took in that morning were those of the ill-fated A Company of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the US 29th Infantry Division, the Bedford Boys out of Virginia, what befell those men has been well recorded by history.
HMS Prince Charles under the command of Acting Commander S.H.Dennis D.S.C., R.N. departed Weymouth Bay for Normandy with men of the 2nd Ranger Battalion, in the davits were the Royal Navy's LCA's of 501 Flotilla.
I have a feeling that Floyd may have been amongst the 2nd Rangers she carried....they were due on the western flank of Dog Green alongside the Bedford Boys.
I wish Floyd continued good health, please convey my very best wishes to him if you are able to do so.
LST and Landing Craft Association (Royal Navy)