Anniversary of Rauray 1st July
On the 1st of July we mark the 78th Anniversary of the Defence of Rauray - an engagement which saw the 70th Infantry Brigade awarded a Battle Honour - and which is regarded as the final attempt by German armoured forces to halt the Allied advance across Normandy by attacking in force on its left flank.

The Brigade, vigorously supported by attached Tank, Anti-Tank and Artillery Units, successfully held its ground, despite considerable losses.

The detail of the battle can be followed in the War Diaries on the 70th Brigade Website and is also set out in Kevin Baverstock's excellent illustrated book "Breaking the Panzers"."