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Charlton's Forgotten Normandy Hero - The Geoff Reynolds Story

http://cafcmuseum.co.uk/news/charltons-forgotten-normandy-hero-

Many of you will have seen this story from when it was first released on 6 June 2016, the anniversary of D-Day but as we approach Remberance Sunday we would like to remember him again.

Geoff is our only know fatality from WW2

Lest we forget

Comments

  • Re-signed for us on 5th December 1942.
    50 years later: another important date in Charlton's history.

    A great, but tragic story. Thanks @CharltonAthMuseum

    RIP Geoffrey Reynolds.
  • Just re-read this and the Nobby Nightingale story's. Both brilliant.

    Planning on going to visit some WW1 cemeteries in Belgium next year. Might make an effort to see where Nobby lies...
  • Just re-read this and the Nobby Nightingale story's. Both brilliant.

    Planning on going to visit some WW1 cemeteries in Belgium next year. Might make an effort to see where Nobby lies...

    Canters, we are planning a trip to the WW1 cemeteries next year as one of our illustrious is a expert and tour guide of that area.
  • edited November 2016

    Just re-read this and the Nobby Nightingale story's. Both brilliant.

    Planning on going to visit some WW1 cemeteries in Belgium next year. Might make an effort to see where Nobby lies...

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  • Bumping for tomorrow
  • bump for D-Day
  • On the taxi trip to Belgium visiting Nobby's resting place was incredibly poignant and moving.
  • Remembering Geoffrey Reynolds, Charlton war hero
  • edited September 4
    Would have been 99 today, 4 September.
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  • Would have been 81 yesterday, 3 September.

    Surely 99 not 81? My dad died last year aged 84 and was way too young to have fought in the Second World War.
  • And actually, on that note, next year will be his centenary. Worth a commemoration?
  • rananegra said:

    Would have been 81 yesterday, 3 September.

    Surely 99 not 81? My dad died last year aged 84 and was way too young to have fought in the Second World War.
    You're right, I looked at the wrong date.
  • rananegra said:

    Would have been 81 yesterday, 3 September.

    Surely 99 not 81? My dad died last year aged 84 and was way too young to have fought in the Second World War.
    You're right, I looked at the wrong date.
  • rananegra said:

    And actually, on that note, next year will be his centenary. Worth a commemoration?

    Yes, we have a memorial to the FWW fallen but not Geoff.

    We had thought of having a metal wreath holder made with his name.

    Just need a design and some one to make it.
  • Good to see a three page article in the Doncaster programme on Geoff Reynolds
  • Somehow missed this the first time around, a bittersweet story.
  • Many thanks for re-posting ... RIP
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