Ken Small


Ken Small first discovered the existence of Exercise Tigerafter he took up beachcombing in 1969. From there, Ken dedicated the next 35years of his life to honouring the young men who perished in the disastrous exercise.Pulling a Sherman tank from the seabed, Ken created a memorial to those whodied and started to share their story, and his, with the world. The Forgotten Dead was originallypublished in 1988, bringing both Exercise Tiger and Ken’s efforts to light. Kensadly passed away in 2004 after a long struggle with cancer. Today, people fromall over the world travel to Torcross to see Ken’s tank and remember thetragedy of Exercise Tiger.