It wasn’t off the coast of Scotland

It was far far away

Crossing the equator

And the bay of Biscay

Down near the South pole

Some people did say

Our lands had been invaded

Someone had to pay


It took us weeks to get there

Sea sickness and sunburn

Battle PT rifle training

A foe we had to learn

We were all in this together

It was time to take our turn

To liberate our people

Battle honours we would earn


We said our prayers on D Day

And took the fight to them

Setting sail as boys 

Quickly we became men

We froze we cried we bled

Mourning our lost brothers

As the  battle raged around us

 We thought about our Mothers


Our sergeant kept us safe

And we went on to win the day

The people clapped and cheered

As we led the enemy away

Proud we did the right thing

“God save the Queen” I heard them say

Setting sail for our homeland

I remember it like yesterday

Those that never came home

Died for your Freedom today


 © Tony McNally

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