D-Day Remembrance Services 2018

D-Day Remembrance Services 2018
(Correction to time of parade below)

There will be a commemorative service at Colleville Montgomery at 1100 on 5th June, led by the Reverend Mandy Reynolds. This will be followed by a Vin d’honneur hosted by the Mayor on the sea front. The usual services will take place on 6th June at Bayeux Cathedral at 1000 and Military Cemetery at midday. The will also be a parade and service on the sea front of Arromanches at 4.00pm on the 6th.

Field of Fire

The weekend 14-15th April the group “Field of Fire” headed by Phil Terry, whose late father was a Normandy Veteran and member of the Southend branch NVA, attended Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree for the Internstional Living History Festival. The photos show their display and a collection Bucket for the Spirit of Normandy Trust to which they give much support. They will be attending Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey 5th – 7th May. So will be collecting again. Our thanks to this group for all their efforts and consideration for the SONT.

British Normandy Memorial Roll

If you have a relative or friend who died in the 1944 Normandy Campaign…Do check to see if their name is listed on the roll of names to be included on the new Normandy memorial, hopefully to be constructed at Ver-sur-Mer in time for the 75th anniversary 6 June 2019.

Visit www.normandymemorialtrust.org; then on the bars in the top right hand corner, select “Roll” , and follow the instructions to complete the details. Feedback is that by just adding the first and surname, and selecting which service, the names are easily found without the need for the service number.

If his/her name is not included or if anything is incorrect, it is important that you contact the Normandy Memorial Trust immediately to ensure that the name is added/corrected.