The WWII D-Day Mulberry Harbour trials around Garlieston
The first appearance to us of any military working party was on Friday the 14th inst., when they entered without any formal notice or warning to the estate, in a military truck, via Breakwater Lodge and the shore path, to Rigg Bay, and started work in the Bay. On Saturday last, 22nd inst., they resumed operations, and also put notices at certain places, and patrolled the shore path from approximately Breakwater Lodge to the Cruggleton Lodge, and turned all intruders away from that area. Our old notice board at Breakwater Lodge gate, which reads “These grounds are strictly private” has now got nailed underneath it to the same post, two fresh boards, printed –
The floating roadway, designed by Allan Beckett, is given a severe test off Cairn Head.
Tank Landing Ship comes alongside
a prototype pierhead
D-Day June 6th 1944
Tank Landing Ship with bow doors open docked at Mulberry “B”