The Normandy Veterans Association

 


The Normandy Veterans badge

Normandy Veterans at Arromanche

The Normandy Prayer

“Oh Eternal Lord God who has united together all the Veterans of the Normandy Campaign

We beseech you to grant your Blessing and give strength to carry on our work to bring aid and common purpose throughout our Association.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, whose courage never fails. Amen”

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

The Normandy Veterans' Association was launched in Britain in April 1981.

By 1985 there were thirty five branches in the UK. There are currently around 100 branches around the world.

Each branch organised its own local events and also attended national events.

The aims of the association was to:

  • Encourage the 1944 spirit of comradeship, irrespective of rank or social position
  • Promote contacts between former comrades via branch meetings, reunions etc.
  • Organise visits to places of interest and former battlefields
  • Give practical assistance to members and their dependents who are in need
  • Educate the younger generations about the times and past deeds of their forebears.

Due to the age of the Normandy Veterans, and the amount of Branches closing, the Normandy Veterans Association disbanded at the 70th Anniversary.

Should you be interested in contacting an association regarding Normandy Veterans, you are advised to contact The 'Spirit of Normandy'

( http://www.spiritofnormandy.org.uk/ ) or the Royal British Legion.

A soldier salutes the Normandy Veterans