Our tours are only ever led by D-Day Historian Stuart Robertson
All tours are accompanied by D-Day historian Stuart Robertson. Stuart is the Grandson of H.A. 'Jock' Brownbridge, a WW2 veteran who fought at Dunkirk, North Africa and Italy who earned a mention in despatches for valour during the Italian campaign in 1944. Stuart's paternal side of the family includes Lt. Col. Donald Robertson who commanded the 7th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders before being killed at Mont Pincon in Normandy on the 6th August 1944. Although Stuart grew up listening to war stories which are a huge part of his own family history, his main interest in the Normandy campaign began when he first visited Normandy in 1989 as a thirteen year old. On this trip Stuart overheard a conversation between a Normandy Veteran and his French tutor. This chance meeting was a real defining moment in Stuart's life and gave him a real insight of what sacrifices previous generations had made.
Stuart is the co-author of the greatly acclaimed ‘Following in the Footsteps of Heroes : D-Day; 6th June 1944’. Stuart is currently writing the sequel to this volume before commencing a Masters Degree in Military History in September of 2014.
Over the last decade Stuart has guided tours for thousands of visitors to the region including past and present military personnel (from Army recruits to Three Star Generals), security services from across the globe, currently serving and retired politicians (from Canadian Senators to an American presidential candidate), many university groups and a multitude of other military and civilian individuals and organisations who have travelled from all over the world to tour with Stuart. These tours have led to Stuart being featured within the Worlds media including ITV (UK) ABC, CNN and Fox News (USA). However, despite the high profile guests Stuart has toured with, he is most proud of his association with the many Normandy Veterans he has met and become friends with.
With a decade of experience working as a full time guide in Normandy, Stuart is proud to offer the flexibility only an independent guide can provide in fulfilling an unforgettable and unrivalled experience for visitors to the region.