Helping charity help D-Day vets

Friday 12th May 2017 7:36 am
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I would like to thank the Gazette for publishing my letter about Remembrance Travel’s search for all surviving D-Day veterans. Thanks to the media’s support, we have managed to find four times more ­veterans for this year’s tours to Normandy than we ever have before.

This year we shall running a further five trips, which have now started and will run until September.

In addition to the Normandy tours, we shall also be offering D-Day veterans – especially those who are no longer fit to travel to France – the chance to visit the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on the anniversary of D-Day in June.

All of these tours of remembrance have been enabled by the Treasury thanks to Libor fines, which pay for a veteran, carer and a member of the family to join a tour free of charge.

Once again, thanks so much for helping us spread the word about these vital tours. And thank you, too, to the Normandy veterans, who are now mostly in their 90s, who will get the chance to pay their respects to their fallen comrades, perhaps for the last time.

Nichola Rowlands

Head of travel

Remembrance Travel

Royal British Legion

London

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