The purpose of the Guardian Programme is to safeguard the future of the Memorial and is championed on behalf of the Trust by led by Normandy Veteran Patron, George Batts MBE, and Normandy Ambassador and Fundraiser, Harry Billinge MBE.

Help the Trust guarantee the long-term maintenance of the British Normandy Memorial and through it, the continued remembrance of the 22,442 men and woman whose names are inscribed on it.

The British government is not providing any funding for the long-term maintenance and sustainability of this important national Memorial, so we are relying on our generous supporters to step in.

You will be the Guardians of the memory of one of the most momentous events in our recent history; Guardians of the remembrance of the 22,442 who sacrificed their lives for our freedom; and Guardians of the lessons from which future generations will benefit. 

Once you have set up your guardianship, you will receive a certificate signed by George and Harry.

On behalf of the Normandy Veterans and families of the fallen, to whom the Memorial means so much, thank you.


There are several ways to set up a direct debit – online, by email, through the post or on the phone. 

The easiest and quickest way to become a Guardian is via our JustGiving page. You can choose to donate any amount you wish. Click on the JustGiving link HERE, select the ‘donate’ button on the right hand side and then choose ‘monthly donation’ to set this up.

Download this direct debit form and email it to [email protected] or post to Julie Verne, Director of Development, Normandy Memorial Trust, 56 Warwick Square, London, SW1V 2AJ.

Leave a message on our Freephone number 0800 470 1002 and we will call you back at a time convenient for you to take your details over the phone.

For more information you can contact us by emailing [email protected].


Information on how to leave a gift in your will can be found here.

As a Guardian of the British Normandy Memorial you have our commitment that your support will only be directed to ensuring the maintenance and longevity of the British Normandy Memorial and the legacy of the Normandy fallen. We will keep you updated with an Annual Report on the impact of your much-valued support.

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