shrimp which can be fished deadstick
, allowing the surf to wash them around.
None of the men who took part in the capture of the bridge, codenamed Operation Deadstick
, are alive today but the Prince spoke with men who flew into nearby Ranville or took part in other operations.
Den was part of a 181-strong force led by Major John Howard to carry out Operation Deadstick, a mission immortalised in the famous war movie The Longest Day.
She will take the journey to France with the family of Colonel David Wood MBE, who was the last surviving officer of Operation Deadstick until his death in 2009.
Den's death shocked Operation Deadstick leader Major Howard.
An excellent example of a company operation recorded in sufficient detail to provide this necessary depth is Operation Deadstick.
The unit assigned to execute Deadstick on D-Day was D Company, 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, commanded by Major John Howard.
The success of Operation Deadstick secured lines of communication for the British 6th Airborne Division from its location east of the bridges to the Normandy beachhead to the west.
I've also experimented with hooking live minnows headdown, so they wriggle as I deadstick
, and resting the lure on bottom, where the struggling minnow is a tempting target for less-than-aggressive fish to pick up.
secured the eastern flank of Normandy, establishing a bridgehead a whole six hours before the seaborne armada hit the shore.
In this respect, I was lucky when I made a midnight deadstick
landing at a small airport, without another pilot's support.
Nearly every month we hear about a pilot rescuing a planeload of passengers in a deadstick
landing or a little girl being plucked from a frozen river by some selfless passerby.
The rudder is operated by duplicated FBW, with duplicated hydraulics, though no manual reversion, hence deadstick
landings are crosswind-limited.