Forum member, Mel Jnr ( ‘a well camel’ ), has asked me to pass on the very sad news that Mel Snr passed away a little after 8.30 pm on Wednesday 19 August 2020, following a fall in the early hours of the previous day. Mel Jnr sent me the following information: Mel Snr landed with H section on Gold Beach on D-Day at D+90 mins. This is one of Mel Snr’s early contributions to the forum, which were always posted by Mel Jnr: Hello/Goodbye For those interested, he contributed a wealth of information about his war service and his sense of humour shines through it all. His commentary frequently made me smile or chuckle. In remembering Mel Snr, I’m smiling now remembering his reaction to me passing on the reason why 50 Div was sent to Iraq (which was to fight in support of the Russians if the Germans broke through in the Caucasus); which is probably the best way to remember him: Churchill wanted to send 18th & 50th Divs to Russia To Mel Jnr, again, my condolences to you and your family. RIP Signalman ‘Mel’ Wallace.