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Stay at Château de Beaulieu and visit the historic sites of Normandy

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Your Hosts

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Parks Royal Marines (Retired) was educated at Wellington College and commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1979. Edward served in a wide variety of British units, deployed to many parts of the world and worked with the Armed Forces of numerous countries. He saw active service in Northern Ireland, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has more than 20 years of experience leading military battlefield tours.

Sharon worked for both the British Civil Service (Ministry of Defence) and for a variety of UK and US commercial companies. She has also been a sub aqua diving instructor. It is her love of Normandy and a deep interest in its history that has led her to learn about this fascinating region.

It is a source of continuing pleasure and pride for us that over 70% of our clients who stay in our home, then take our excursions, following the personal recommendation of others.

We are lucky enough to be able to offer high quality accommodation, meals and transportation as part of your stay. This is not only convenient and very competitively priced but has also proved to be popular as "a cut above the rest" and a very enjoyable, sociable experience.

If you take our excursions, we offer “background” presentations (either pre-recorded or an after dinner talk) which we regard as an essential part of the learning process. Audio commentaries are provided in the complimentary transport between locations, making best use of time. We have carefully prepared maps, diagrams and photographs of the locations to enhance your understanding of these world changing historical events.

"The events on the beaches of Normandy on D Day, around St Mere Eglise, Utah, Omaha, Point du Hoc, will come alive for you with Eddie and Sharon"

Eddie: through the years...

42 Commando Royal Marines Assault Course at the Royal Tournament, Earls Court, July 1993 (YouTube Video)

Eddie East Timor Eddie Pegasus Bridge June 5 2014

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Lieutenant Colonel Edward Parks and Sharon Parks