Unveiling of a statue to Lord Lovat in Ouistreham, France where he and his commandos held Pegasus bridge during the Normandy Landings in 1944

Honour fit for the clan chief Lord and Mad Piper of D-Day: New statue

A fitting monument to the man who ordered his commandos into action on D-Day to the skirl of his personal bagpiper: Statue honours Lord Lovat, the brilliant brigadier

Lord Lovat - Wikipedia

Lord Lovat - Wikipedia

Pegasus Bridge Normandy June 6th this key bridge was captured and held as part of the D Day operation.

'Pegasus Bridge' Vehicles including a Royal Signals jeep and trailer and RASC Leyland lorry on the Pont de Bénouville over the Caen Canal at Bénouville, Calvados, June The signallers are fixing telephone lines across the bridge.

24th Chieftain of Clan Fraser, Brigadier Lord Lovat, Commander 1st Commando Brigade, pictured in 1942.  ~ On D-Day at 6.50am on June 6 1944, “Shimi” Lovat led his men into battle on D-Day, all of them buoyed by his personal piper, Bill Millin, playing Highland Laddie and Scotland The Brave.

Lord Lovat: he was a giant among giants on D-Day

The Fraser clan were proud to erect a new memorial to Lord 'Shimi’ Lovat, who led the Commandos ashore on Sword Beach

Commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade after landing on Queen Red beach, Sword area, 6th June 1944.   Following close behind the 8th Brigade on Sword was Brigadier The Lord Lovat's 1st Special Service Brigade. No.4 Commando, with two French Troops of No.10 Inter-Allied Commando in hand, were the first to arrive on the beach, landing an hour after the assault troops.

Commandos of Special Service Brigade after landing on Queen Red beach, Sword area, 6 June

THE DIEPPE RAID, 19 AUGUST 1942. Lt Col The Lord Lovat, CO of No. 4 Commando, at Newhaven after returning from the raid.

Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat July 1911 Inverness, Scotland – 16 March 1995 Beauly, Scotland) was the Chief of the Clan Fraser and a prominent British Commando during the Second World War.

H.M. THE KING, WITH BRIGADIER-GENERAL LORD LOVAT AND MAJOR-GENERAL BRUCE HAMILTON.

H.M. THE KING, WITH BRIGADIER-GENERAL LORD LOVAT AND MAJOR-GENERAL BRUCE HAMILTON.

Lord Lovat left a widow, Rosamond, mother of his six children, to whom he had been married since 1938

Honour fit for the clan chief Lord and Mad Piper of D-Day: New statue

A very century tribute to D-Day: Lord Lovat in Ouistreham, Scenes From D-Day, Then and Now

Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat. Wartime commando.

Brigadier Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, Lord Lovat and Baron Lovat, DSO, MC, TD 9 Juillet 1911 -- 16 Mars 1995 Brigadier Simon Christopher

May 14, 2016 - Sarah and her girls at the wedding of Petra Palumbo, Sarah's goddaughter, and Lord Lovat

The Duchess of York and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie had been invited to entrepreneur Ali Spencer-Churchill’s Suffolk wedding, but declined in order to attend the London nuptials of model Petra Palumbo and Lord Lovat

Commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade led by Brigadier Lord Lovat (in the water, to the right of his men) land on Queen Red beach, Sword area, c. 0840 hours, 6 June 1944. Sherman DD tanks of 13th/18th Royal Hussars and other vehicles can be seen on the beach. Lovat’s piper, Bill Millin, is in the foreground about to disembark.

The British Army: Commandos of Special Service Brigade landing from an LCI(S) (Landing Craft Infantry Small) on 'Queen Red' Beach, SWORD Area, at la Breche, at approximately am, 6 June

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Lord Lovat

Lovat in Germany 1945

King George and a tall Lord Lovat inspecting Commandos prior to D-Day

Excellent article about Simon Fraser - better known as Lord Lovat.

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