In 2014, at the 70th Anniversary Normandy Commemorations, Prime Minister David Cameron made a promise that all veterans would be able to return to Normandy.
The Royal British Legion ( the National Custodian of Remembrance) in partnership with Arena Travel, has designed a ‘Journey of Remembrance’ especially for Normandy veterans.
Using monies raised from the LIBOR scandal, funding will be available for a Normandy veteran, and two family members/carers (3 travellers max in total). An official Royal British Legion guide and a medic will accompany the group.
Many of our clients are of an age whereby they may be eligible. If you’re a carer for someone you think may qualify then check out the eligibility criteria:
- Must be a British National and hold a British Passport
- Applicant must have served in the in the British Forces in the Normandy area during the Second World War period classed as 3rd Sept 1939 to 8th May 1945
- British Forces inc: Army, RAF, Navy including Merchant Navy
- Applicant must have their service details – Regiment, Unit etc
These ‘Journeys of Remembrance’ will take the veterans to the heart of Normandy’s rich and eventful WWII history and the beaches immortalised by the D-Day landings.
Operation Overlord is often referred to as the greatest air and seaborne invasion ever seen. The courage, determination and sacrifice of the men who landed in Normandy will never be forgotten. The tours will visit the beaches (Sword, Juno, Gold and Omaha) invaded during Operation Overlord in the company of an experienced Royal British Legion guide. They will also have the opportunity to pay their respects to the fallen at many of the CWGC cemeteries in the area including Ranville and Bayeux and visit key sites such as Ranville, Pegasus Bridge, Café Gondree & Pointe Du Hoc.
Departure dates: 4th, 17th & 22nd May, 7th & 21st September and 5th October 2015
More information is available at the Remembrance Travel and Arena Travel websites.
To register your interest and for more information please call 01473 660800.