Normandy landings for Jed musicians

Five members of the Jedburgh Royal British Legion Pipe Band travelled to Normandy in France to take part in the weekend of Celebrations commemorating the D Day Landings
Five members of the Jedburgh Royal British Legion Pipe Band travelled to Normandy in France to take part in the weekend of Celebrations commemorating the D Day Landings

FIVE members of Jedburgh Royal British Legion Pipe Band were in Normandy last month to take part in the D-day commemoration weekend.

About 400 pipers and drummers took part in parades for Bill Millin, the Glasgow piper who played on Sword Beach and over Benouville Bridge during Operation Overlord in Normandy. He died in August 2010, and a statue is to be erected in his memory near Sword Beach.

Benouville Bridge was renamed Pegasus Bridge, after the emblem of the British Airborne Forces.

“It was a privilege to be part of these celebrations, to meet his son and granddaughter,” said the band’s Karen Craig.

Karen is pictured, second left, with colleagues, from left, Bill Glenn, Tosh MacDonald, Darren Scurfield and Mo MacDonald.