Richard Todd the veteran paratrooper speaking on the 65th anniversary of D-Day here on his experiences with the 6th Airbourne Division at Pegasus Bridge.
Richard Todd the actor in his most famous role, that of Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC in The Dam Busters. In this excerpt he solves a tricky technical problem in an unlikely place.
His obituary in The Telegraph is here.
Richard Todd was a remarkable individual and, from the interviews that I have seen, seemed very unassuming.
His death brings to mind another young man who gave his life at Pegasus Bridge early on that fateful morning of June 6, 1944. That young man's name was Den Brotheridge, who is acknowledged as the first allied soldier killed on D-Day, and who will be forever linked with Richard Todd in my mind. Den was only 29 years old that day.
The biographies of both Richard Todd and Den Brotheridge can be found at http://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/frames.htm
They are missed.