My father’s lucky number was 13 but I only knew this the day he died,
His reason for choosing 13 was very simple; it was the number of his landing craft on D-Day.
He thought it was lucky because the chieftain tank that he was traveling with across the channel, broke loose in choppy seas. They had to turn back to have it tied down. This meant he was not part of the first wave to land and that probably saved his life.
Strangely he died on January 13, 2013, I guess he thought it was a good day..
Join the Dean of Trinity Cathedral and Her Majesty’s British Consul General for Florida who are hosting a service of remembrance to commemorate the Normandy Landings, D-Day. This is to mark the sacrifice made 70 years ago by British and American forces and is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings