Capt. Henry Ryan Price

Lt. Henry Ryan Price, formerly of the 7th Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment, served with No.6 Commando from 12th April 1944 until, at least, January 1945.  

He was serving as a No.6 Troop sub-altern on D-Day and had his Landing Craft LCI(S) No.502 hit by an enemy shell as it approached the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, 6th June 1944, but managed to swim to shore and take further part in the landings. Later he was given a field promotion to Capt. and was placed in charge of No.4 Troop w.e.f 12th June 1944 on 24th June 1944, later becoming Commando Adjutant  by, at least, January 1945.

During his time in Normandy he was singled out to lead a Commando ‘Bodyguard’ protecting General Montgomery’s Advanced Operational Headquarters in the field, and was later sent to provide huminatarian aid and to deal mercifully with the dreadful carnage that had been inflicted on retreating German forces in the Falaise Gap.

He would later become a famous racehorse trainer, and would train the winner of the 1962 Grand National, ‘Kilmore’ and the runner up to the 1967 Grand National, ‘Honey End’. He also trained the 1969 Cheltenham Gold Cup Winner, ‘What a Myth’.