D-Day Revisited’s ‘D-Day 75’ Garden aims to celebrate our Normandy veterans at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2019. Just £5 will pay for two coastal ‘sea thrift’, which are intrinsic to the garden design. Please help them to achieve their goal in time!
There is a site called a Street Near You
A group have put in an enormous amount of work entering the details of service personnel who were killed in WW1. It includes their names, age rank date of death, address and family details. Also asking anyone to add information on the families or the men.
To find any area in the UK just put a postcode in the search box.
A request from a school in Leeds looking to complete some research for a project. Did anyone know Private Jack Banks Durham Light Infantry who lost his life on 21.7.44. If you do then please message firstname.lastname@example.org
Four veterans were hosted by the 1710 Naval Air Squadron at the D Day Museum on Wednesday 7th November. Each veteran spent time going around the museum with a group of personnel from the Squadron sharing their stories and experiences of the Normandy Campaign. They then spent time in the coffee shop chatting with their hosts. The group then moved to a conference room where our Chairman, Richard Paulinski, presented the facts about the Spirit of Normandy Trust, our aims and how we seek to support veterans and perpetuate the memory of Normandy.
Veterans attending were Bob Gale, Arthur Bailey, Wally Beall and Allan Gullis.
On Thursday, November 8th. Vice Chairman Ian Stewart and Veteran Ken Hay attended the Spirit of Normandy Trust plot at the Field of Remembrance Westminster Abbey. Among the celebrities who stopped to visit the plot was Mrs. H. Jones, widow of the V.C. winner who was killed in battle on the Falklands and we were honoured to meet Prince Harry as he progressed round the Field.