Save the date! The 2019 Spirit of Normandy Trust 75th anniversary reunion will be from the 6th-8th September 2019 in Portsmouth! More information will follow but for now keep the dates free and keep an eye on this page. As ever we are hoping to make the weekend as memorable as possible for the veterans, so if you know of any businesses who may wish to sponsor the reunion then please do get in touch.
The National Museum of the Royal Navy are currently running a campaign to restore LCT 7074, the last surviving Second World War D-Day landing craft tank. She is currently housed in Portsmouth (in disrepair) and they want to restore her and display her to the public at the D-Day Museum in Southsea.
If you would like further information on the campaign please do visit their crowdfunding page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lct-7074
We are sad to announce that Major Bob Filby MC, Croix de Guerre passed away on the 28th July at the age of 94. He has a long and amazing life and there will be service of thanksgiving for his life at 12:30pm on Monday 20th August at St Christopher’s Church, Hinchley Wood. Please get in touch with the trust if you wish to attend so we can advise the family.
The Spirit of Normandy Trust would like to extend huge thanks to Finlay George for his amazing fundraising efforts for The Spirit of Normandy Trust by shaving all his hair off. Fin kindly put together a piece about his fundraising which you can read below and it should be noted he actually ended up raising over £1000.
There is also a great news article in the press about his efforts which can be found here.
Thank you Fin!
The concert planned for 5th/6th June 2019 on Sword Beach has been cancelled and is to be relocated. Details can be found here.