Thursday, May 12, 2022

Richard Todd’s Prized Paratrooper Beret

Actor and World War Two veteran Todd parachuted into Normandy on D-Day.

He helped legendary Major John Howard hold the vital Pegasus Bridge and it is believed he wore the same beret when portraying Maj Howard in the 1962 war film The Longest Day.

Todd, whose other films included The Dam Busters in 1955, kept hold of the beret until his death aged 90 in 2009. It was found at his Lincolnshire home during a house clearance and acquired by a collector, who put it up for auction in 2021.

Unknown at what price it sold…

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