Army Film & Photographic Unit

Living History Group

Frank Covey recollects in his own words the memories of his time as an AFPU Photographer

"We broke out of Normandy and followed the German retreat, at times entering villages in forests and finding that we were the first British troops they had seen.

We joined the Guards Armoured Division for their dash to Brussels. With the infantry (Welsh Guards) led by armoured cars of the Household Cavalry and Cromwell tanks; we dashed 100 miles and got to the city in the late afternoon of 3rd September 1944. It was crazy, we were covered with flowers, given bottles of Brandy etc and with faces crimson with lipstick everyone went into party mode."