The Royal British Legion is working with partners including the Government, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Normandy Memorial Trust and the Spirit of Normandy Trust to plan significant commemorations to mark D Day 75 both in France and the UK.

Contacting the Royal British Legion or registering on the Legion’s D Day 75 website will enable the partners to communicate with the veterans and their families as plans are confirmed and more details are released.

Click here for registration details.

Medals Lost or Stolen

Medals lost or stolen after the lunch attended by guests at the National Memorial Arboretum service Alrewas on 6th June 2018.
Group of 3;
51-52 -Korean medal, UN Korean Medal, Cyprus General Service medal.
All 3 are engraved with the number 23225815 and Middlesex Regiment.

If found please notify The Spirit of Normandy Trust, Tel; 01428 605672. The loss has been reported to Basildon Police Office (local to the owner of the medals) and to the Aldergate British Legion Club (where the lunch was held).

The Normandy Memorial Wall Unveiling & Dedication – 6 June 2018

The attached leaflet sets out details of the Normandy Memorial Wall which will be unveiled at the D-Day Story (Formerly the D-Day Museum) Clarence Esplanade, Southsea Portsmouth PO5 3NT on 6th June.
For a minimum cost of £100 an engraved brick bearing a Normandy Campaign veteran’s name can be engraved on a brick. The proceeds after the cost of installation and maintenance will go towards an ongoing education programme, for not only schools but also for a wider audience.

More details can be found on their website
Telephone 023 9288 2555 Wall Leaflet (1)

D-Day Revisited – space available for Normandy 2018

D- Day revisited have spaces available for 2 veterans and 2 carers. The reason because of last minute cancellations

Details below
They have two coaches in Liverpool & Chester, doing pick-ups along the way in
Knutsford, Stafford and Oxford. Arrive into Portsmouth late afternoon on Saturday
2nd June to enjoy an evening at Southwick House. After an overnight at the Queen’s in
Southsea, we depart on the 1445 Brittany Ferries service out of Portsmouth on
Sunday 3rd.

The group includes
6 QA serving nurses in the group so have good, professional support.

This is an opportunity for veterans
veterans who may be left at home for want of availability.

At present there is space for 2 veterans each to be accompanied by a companion/carer or spouse. Please email us by clicking on our email address on our ‘contact us’ page if this of interest and we will then put you in touch with D day Revisited who will confirm if there are still spaces.