The Royal British Legion is working with partners including the Government, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Normandy Memorial Trust and the Spirit of Normandy Trust to plan significant commemorations to mark D Day 75 both in France and the UK.
Contacting the Royal British Legion or registering on the Legion’s D Day 75 website will enable the partners to communicate with the veterans and their families as plans are confirmed and more details are released.
Please use link to view photos of veterans, members, guests, family and friends commemorating “D” day 6th June at the NMA Alrewas. Click here for photos.
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)