SAS man seeks to honour forgotten D-Day heroes

Michael Colton with the maquette of the Operation Deadstick memorial in France

Michael Colton wants a memorial to the RAF Engineers of a vital operation known as Operation Deadstick

A former SAS soldier has been to France to raise awareness about a memorial he is establishing in the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Michael Colton is Secretary of the Allied Special Forces Association which created the Memorial Grove, and for three years he has been working on a memorial to commemorate “Operation Deadstick”, one of the many missions vital to the success of the D-Day Normandy Landings.

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