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Vaughan Alumnus Parachutes into the Cotentin Peninsula

On Thursday 6 June, Vaughan alumnus and actor, Alex Sabga-Brady (OV 1994), best known for his role in HBO's Band of Brothers, made an unforgettable jump into the Cotentin Peninsula at the 80th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.

Band of Brothers is a 10-part miniseries that aired in 2001. It stars Damien Lewis, Scott Grimes, and Ron Livingston recounting the remarkable achievements of an elite team of US paratroopers in World War II.

Alex, who played Francis J. Mellet in the series, and 5 of his fellow cast mates took on the challenge as part of the upcoming documentary Currahee to Normandy, which follows them on their journey to form deeper connections to their roles and the history they represent.

The first part of the documentary, sees the actors trained by the All Airborne Battalion, a 501(C)(3) non-profit veterans organization, to earn their jump wings and concludes with the newly minted paratroopers' parachute jump at the D-Day 2024 Commemoration.

The project aims to raise awareness of the sacrifices of World War II veterans and to raise funds for veteran support organizations. You can read more about their mission here.

Congratulations to Alex and the team for completing the jump and their determination to commemorate D-Day’s 80th anniversary by going through the rigours of training. 

 Photography by Stuart Bertie.