A day out in Devon

Wednesday 28th June 2017

A day out in Devon

The LERRYN AREA MINIBUS ASSOCIATION  runs a timetable of weekly trips to Bodmin and monthly trips to Truro and St Austell.  In addition, in full consultation with our passengers,  we run a programme of "Special Trips".

 

Our trip in June was to Dartmouth and Slapton Sands.  Our twelve passengers spent a very pleasant 3 hours in Dartmouth where they had their lunch.  Dartmouth is such a pleasant seaside town with plenty of activity on the river that there is no danger of getting bored.  In the afternoon, we drove to Slapton Sands where our passengers learnt about Operation Tiger* and our driver took the opportunity of treating herself to an ice-cream!

 

 

 

 

Our next trip is on Monday 17th July when we will be having a day at the seaside.  We will visit 2 of the beaches in and around Falmouth.  There are still a few seats available.  Why don't you join us?

 

 

 

Exercise Tiger, or Operation Tiger, was the code name for one in a series of large-scale rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy,  which took place in April 1944 on Slapton Sands in Devon. Coordination and communication problems resulted in friendly fire deaths during the exercise, and an Allied convoy positioning itself for the landing was attacked by E-boats of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine, resulting in the deaths of at least 639 American servicemen.  Because of the impending invasion of Normandy, the incident was under the strictest secrecy at the time and was only nominally reported afterwards.



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