The Museum

The Museum

A Franco-British association

April-June 1982: Renovation of pillbox H 611 for the opening of the Museum on 5 June 1983. For three months, the 10 Field Squadron Royal Engineers worked on the renovation of pillbox no. 1 in the Merville Battery.

This project was made possible by the joint action of Airborne Assault Normandy, represented by General Nigel Poett, and Mr Rossignol, then Mayor of Merville-Franceville.

The association, working together with Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray, Chairman of Airborne Assault Normandy, aimed firstly to provide a home for the future Merville Battery Museum and to open a place of remembrance for the 9th Battalion of the British Parachutists. Today, the town of Merville and its inhabitants ensure that the men who fought here will never be forgotten and that future generations will appreciate the sacrifice that they made for our freedom. Meanwhile, every 6 June, the last remaining veterans pay a very