D-Day and Normandy Battlefield Guides

Community pages for D-Day and Normandy Battlefield Guides to promote the Normandy Battlefields as a place to visit.

Stuart Robertson

http://www.NormandyBattleTours.com is run by D-Day historian Stuart Robertson. Stuart is the Grandson of Cpl. HA ‘Jock’ Brownbridge, a WW2 veteran who fought at Dunkirk, North Africa and Italy. Stuart’s paternal Grandfather was the cousin of Lt. Col. Donald Robertson who commanded the 7th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders and was killed in Normandy on the 6th August 1944. Although Stuart grew up listening to war stories which are a huge part of his own family history, his main interest in the Normandy campaign began when he first visited Normandy in 1989 as a thirteen year old. On this trip Stuart overheard a conversation between a Normandy Veteran and his French tutor. This chance meeting was a real defining moment in Stuart’s life and gave him a real insight of what sacrifices previous generations had made.

After school Stuart graduated from the University of Leeds (York St John) and worked as a civil servant for the Ministry of Defence before moving to Normandy in 2004.

Over the last decade Stuart has guided tours for thousands of visitors to the region including groups from the White House, The Pentagon, the Royal Navy, the British Army, The US Air Force, The US Army, various universities (including Johns Hopkins University – Department of Strategic Studies), the Government of New South Wales (Australia) and a multitude of other military and civilian individuals and organisations who have travelled from all over the world. Stuart is however most proud of his association with the many Normandy Veterans he has met and become friends with.

Stuart Robertson

Written by Carl Shilleto

3 January 2013 at 1:52 am

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