It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Brigadier David Baines MBE, who died yesterday 1st March 2018. He was National President of the Normandy Veterans Association (NVA) and also served as President of the Wiltshire Branch of the NVA and a former Trustee of the Spirit of Normandy Trust. David was a passionate and outstanding ambassador for the Normandy Veterans and was rightly determined that the Normandy campaign should always be properly remembered. It is expected that there will be a private family funeral and a memorial service to be held at Salisbury Cathedral. Details will be announced as soon as possible. Our condolences go to Mrs Baines and the family.