The accreditation process for veterans and their families visiting Normandy for the D Day 75 commemorations has been launched today. If you have already registered with the Spirit of Normandy Trust we will pursue accreditation for you. If you have not registered with us and wish to seek accreditation yourself access can be found via the Royal British Legion web site: Click here
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.
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.
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.