Royal Navy International Air Day

The Royal Navy International Air Day is taking place on Saturday 13 July at RNAS Yeovilton and they are offering discounted tickets to UK Armed Forces personnel and veterans through the Defense Discount Service. Attached is the support letter explaining how the discount can be obtained.

Support Letter

Film: Adrian Robertson

Angus Robertson- “This is the story of my father’s D-Day – from training in the Moray Firth scrambling down nets on ferries into Landing Craft and practice beach assaults with live rounds to crossing the channel, landing on Sword beach and meeting the 21st Panzer Division at the Bois de Lebisey. Told accurately and with British understatement the film is a testament to a generation of men and women who got on with what they had to do, without fuss or favour.
Captain Adrian Robertson, 2nd in Command, B Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment (1920 – 2015)”.

Click here to see the film.

Thank you to Angus for sharing.

Young Historian Project

Working in close liaison with the Young Historian Project, the Trust awards annual prizes for essays submitted by schools throughout the country relating to World War 2 events and their historical significance. Deadline for entries is Mid July. Perhaps you know a school who has already done some work/ plans to do some work on this and could therefore submit their work. Further details on the categories and submissions can be found here.

Film company request

We have been approached by a film company based in France who would like to interview veterans who fought against the 12th SS Panzer Division, particularly in the battle for Caen. Julien Johan (director of Children’s war, 2018) is preparing a historical documentary film. Produced by ZED, it will be broadcast on the main national public broadcaster, France 2. Zed is also in discussion with National Geographic.

We have no editorial control over the making of the film and cannot guarantee the line that the makers will take. If you would be interested in participating in the filming please feel free to contact them direct via email chratiney@gmail.com or on mobile phone +33687295708 to speak to Christiane Ratiney assistant to the director of Zed productions.

75th Anniversary of D-Day stamps

The Isle of Man Stamps and Coin department under the Directorship of Maxine Cannon launched their 75th Anniversary of D-Day stamps at CoinEx in London on February 14th 2019

The event was attended by Ian Stewart CM, Vice Chairman of SONT and Veteran Mervyn Kersh Leg.d’ hon.
Mervyn was accompanied by his daughter Lynne and the launch was hosted by Maxine Cannon. The IOM Post Office Isle of Man Post Office has presented a set of eight stamps commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy.

Their set is a special ‘stamp on stamp’ design and includes the artwork from our 1994 collection. https://www.iompost.com/stamps-coins/collection/d-day-75/

The IOM Post Office are supporting the SONT and the YHP for Normandy 75