The anonymous heroes

Captain Robert Pearson was second in command of A Squadron in the 7th Royal Tank Regiment during WW2, featured in Memory Lane just before Christmas. Following publication of the articles, he contacted us to say that he had written four poems covering specific periods from the top secret landing in Normandy to later news of the ‘Old Comrades’ which appeared in The Tank, the regiment’s magazine. We are delighted to publish some of the verses taken from his first poem here. (The soldiers were all subsequently named.)