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D day 70

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23rd Destroyer Flotilla

I am looking for veterans of the 23rd Destroyer Flotilla and those who attended the 23rd reunions in Portsmouth organised by my father Billy Swift.
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George William Abbott No.9 Branch passed away age 90
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Normandy 2013

Pictures now online in the Photo Gallery


A poem written by Brian Bignell, a Sword Survivor
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Hundreds of pictures in the photo gallery

Operation Manna

Veteran Tom Moffat, RAF Bomber Command, visited the Olympic stadium in Amsterdam, the place where he dropped food May 5 1945 during Operation Manna.... Read more!

NVA DVD Project

2014 will mark the 70th anniversary of D Day and will also signal the end of the Normandy Veterans Association (NVA) which will be dissolved later that year. But before the Association fades into history they want to create a permanent record of the testimonies of as many Normandy Veterans as possible for UK archives and heritage, surviving veterans in their final years and as an educational resource for current and future generations.
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D-Day song

Lars Ake Dahlen from Sweden composed a song based on a true story told by D-Day veteran Thomas J. Martin.
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Their story:

Nelson, Ernie
Nelson, Ernie

Visit to Normandy 2009 for the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

Ernie Nelson visited Normandy, France in 2009 for the 65th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. This was the first time Ernie has been back to Normand...
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An illistrated companion, new in the bookstore.
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Help wanted for the making of a documentary of the local history of Newbury and West Berkshire.
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