D-Day Location: Piper Bill Millin Memorial

Piper Bill Millin was a Canadian born Scotsman who fought in the Second World War and on D-Day was personal piper to Lord Lovat, commander of the 1st Special Service Brigade. Bill piped the commandoes ashore on D-Day and piped them towards their link up with Airborne forces at Pegasus Bridge. Bill served throughout the Normandy campaign and later in Holland and Germany.

Bill Millin playing his pipes 1944.

Bill Millin attended the D-Day commemorations on a regular basis until his death in 2010 and this new memorial, only unveiled in June 2013, comes after a long campaign to have some sort of memorial to him on the D-Day beaches.

The memorial is located overlooking Sword Beach in the village of Colleville-Montgomery.

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