Members of the RBL Cycling Branch
who rode from Blaye to Perpignan from 11th - 16th June 2017. They wanted to highlight the Frankton Raid and to lay wreathes in memory of the fallen.
Duncan liased with Paul Robinson, the leader and was able to take many photographs of the ride on the 11th & 12th. John and Chris Allsop, Duncan Andrews and Paul Phillips were able to attend the wreath laying in Bordeaux at Hanger 14.
RBL lunch at Restaurant Nostalgair, Levignac. June 2016
A welcome at the bar
Chairman John Allsop and Vice Chairman Gary Lewis
A somewhat damp lunch
Chris Allsop sells raffle tickets
Various Pictures From Duncan Andrews May 2016
Jack DOUAY MBE
Frankton Remembrance in Bordeaux 2015
Pointe de Graves - Verdon sur Mer
Congratulations to a cold bugler
The Last Post
SBS wreath laying
Padre Peter Scott
(late RM chaplain takes service)
Standard bearers take position
The march on
Waiting for the ceremony to start
SBS wreath layers
Chateau Magnol - Blanquefort
RM and Branch standard bearers march on
French standard bearers
Wreath laying party
Branch and SBS Standards
(At the monument where Sgt Wallace and Marine Ewart were shot)
The Quays - Bordeaux By Duncan Andrews
Branch Chairman John Allsop received the British Empire Medal from the Ambassador, Sir Peter Ricketts.
Picture from the Sud-Ouest of 11/11/13, showing Flt.Lt David Griffiths laying the RAFA wreath.
"Wounded, From Battlefield to Blighty 1914-1918" by Emily Mayhew
Hike along Freedom Trail, St Girons, Ariège.
Frankton Souvenir, Memorial to
HMS Tuna at Montalivet-les-Bains, Gironde
Summer Fair & Hog Roast, Ornaisons, 11200 Aude.
The Race is Watched by the Participates
Honest Bookies John & John
Final Race of the Evening
OPERATION FRANKTON 70TH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY, 8TH DECEMBER 2012, AT THE ROYAL MARINES MEMORIAL, POINTE DE GRAVE, LE VERDON SUR MER.
Chairman John Allsop with SBS wreathlayers.
Députée Pascale Got lays wreath
Naval Defence Attache
Maj Gen Davis, Commandant General RM gives address.
The Standard Bearers March On
Rev Peter Scott, RM Chaplain
Royal Marine Bugler
The SBS Standard, a free-falling frogman
The Kayaks Depart
The Op Frankton Story
The Op Frankton Memorial
DIAMOND JUBILEE TEA PARTY JUNE 2012
John Richard LFN
FREEDOM TRAIL, St. Girons, Ariège JULY 2012
HORSE RACING EVENING JUNE 2012