D-Day Dodgers

You’ve heard of D-Day, but do you know about the D-Day dodgers?

Did you know that the Eighth Army together with the US Fifth Army made the first European landing in Sicily before the D-Day of June 1944. The Eighth Army was comprised of many soldiers from many nations, including Africa, Morocco, West Indies, India, New Zealand.

The Nickname “D-Day Dodgers” originated when Nancy Astor, MP referred to them as such and is commemorated in a song by the Platters.

Sounds revolting but isn’t

Savoury Bread and Butter Pudding (serves 4)

8 slices of Bread

4 slices Mature cheese

2 Tomatoes (sliced)

3 eggs (beaten)

Wholegrain mustard

Spread bread slices with wholegrain mustard

add cheese slices together with tomato slices as if making a sandwich

cut each “sandwich “ into four pieces

place “sandwiches” into ovenproof dish and pour on egg mixture

Bake at Gas Mk 6 for 20 minutes