Exercise Tiger Remembered

Close-up of damage to LSTNearly 1,000 young American Servicemen lost their lives and around 3,000 people had to leave their homes back in 1943-44. To ensure that their sacrifice is not forgotten John Casson following his resignation after almost ten years as Chairman of Exercise Tiger Memorial Ltd has brought together a  team of dedicated people under a new voluntary organisation called ‘Exercise Tiger Remembered’.

The Exercise Tiger Remembered team are John and Jenny Casson, Alice Edmonds (Planning), Claire Green (Public Relations & Media) Commander David Lingard (RN Rtrd) Chairman of the Dartmouth Museum, Bob Martin (US Marine Corps League) and Reverend Peter Williamson, all of whose help was invaluable to the success of last April’s 70th anniversary commemorations.

The aims and objectives of Exercise Tiger Remembered are:

  • To encourage public awareness of the tragedy and sacrifice made by those involved and affected by Exercise Tiger and other similar exercises, the prelude to D-Day in 1944.
  • To show respect to their memory without engaging in controversy.

John Casson said “It is important that we continue the hard work that the 2013 commemorative weekend started. So many young Americans lost their lives just off our coast here in South Devon and their sacrifice must not be forgotten, nor must the sacrifice of around 3,000 local people who had to leave their homes. Exercise Tiger Remembered will ensure that ‘we will never forget’ by educating the next generation.”