John Hawkins a Korean veteran wishes to sincerely thank everyone for the great efforts to find his lost/stolen medals. This interesting and sought after group of medals mysteriously went missing after the event following the service held on the 6th June this year at the Normandy Veterans Memorial at the NMA Alrewas. John attended with a group from the Southend veterans. The medals were despatched to John by post with no note or indication of the identification of the sender, the package had a Tamworth post mark.
This is a great result and it should be noted that the medal collecting and dealing fraternity is comparatively small and there is a good network advising dealers and collectors of stolen or lost medals which are easily identified by those who buy, sell or collect medals, especially those of special interest.
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 www.theddaystory.com
Telephone 023 9288 2555 Wall Leaflet (1)
The D-Day Story in Southsea will soon become home to a 35-metre structure with the names of the heroes who served in Normandy in June, 1944. This is set to be dedicated at a celebration marking the landings’ 74th anniversary on June 6, the memorial will invite residents to buy an engraved brick – featuring the name and unit of the person they wish to remember.
Read more here.
Recently the 1944 Alliance Normandy-Market Garden visit to Holland took place, 2nd – 7th May 2018, to include Friday 4th May Remembrance day and Saturday 5th May Liberation day. Thank you to Peter Lloyd for sharing the album here.