Marking 70th anniversary of D-Day landings

Wounded British troops helped ashore at Sword Beach, June 6, 1944, during the D-Day invasion of German occupied France during World War II.  (AP Photo)
Wounded British troops helped ashore at Sword Beach, June 6, 1944, during the D-Day invasion of German occupied France during World War II. (AP Photo)

Between Monday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 7th, I will be leading a group from the North of England to attend events in Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Normandy Campaign in 1944.

There will be an opportunity to pay respects to a relative at the Commonwealth War Cemeteries and Memorials as well as attending special ceremonies in Caen, Bayeux and the landing beaches. We will also visit significant areas associated with the Normandy Campaign.

En route we will visit Bletchley Park where the Enigma machine was used to significant effect in the campaign.

We still have a few places left and convenient local pick-up points can be arranged. I will be happy to supply details to any of your readers if they contact me at 2 Eden Gate, Warcop, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6PL - or telephone me on 01768 341060 or 07710270640.

David Raw

Cumbria