Remembrance 2019: Memorial Update, Patron's message and more

To mark this time of Remembrance and the 75th anniversary year of D-Day, the Normandy Memorial Trust shares a unique selection of videos and photos. Below you will find a report on the latest news from the Memorial site in Ver-sur-Mer, plus films featuring Patron George Batts and D-Day Veteran and fundraiser, Harry Billinge. Personal accounts on the Normandy Campaign from our ’75 Stories’ collection are also available.

You can support the creation of the British Normandy Memorial by donating or joining Harry’s Army as a fundraiser.

Founding Trustee Nicholas Witchell reports on the latest construction works at the site.

View our gallery for the latest pictures of the site.


Patron George Batts MBE Leg d’Hon reflects on what the Memorial means to him. 

D-Day Veteran and fundraiser Harry Billinge recites the poem ‘Longest Day’. 

Harry Billinge’s BBC Breakfast interview is available to watch via the BBC website.

This is Piper Bill Millin’s extraordinary story of bravery, told by his son, John. 

Sister Dorothy Anyta Field is one of only two women to feature on the memorial. Here is the moving story of how her selfless actions saved countless lives.

Private Robert Johns enlisted in secret aged only 16 and died in combat two days before his 17th birthday. 

For more personal accounts, visit our dedicated ’75 Stories’ page.


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