Landing on Sword Beach, Brigadier General Lord Lovat had his piper play his commandos ashore. They pressed quickly ahead, reaching the Pegasus Bridge almost exactly on time. I say almost, because Lord Lovat felt a need to apologize to Lt. Col. Geoffrey Pine-Cotton of the 7th Parachute Battalion for arriving two minutes late.
His Lordship was severely wounded at Breville a few days later and was unable to return to active duty upon recovery. He became Churchill’s Minister for Economic Warfare.
We shall not see their like again.