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RBL WW2 VETERANS GROUP RETURN TO MONTE CASSINO
A Group of 48, including 13 veterans, returned to Monte Cassino last week to honour their friends who died and to remember their experiences. 3 of the veterans were returning for the very first time.
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DO YOU KNOW A WW2 VETERAN?
WE CAN FUND ANY WW2 VETERAN AND TWO CARERS TO GO BACK TO WHERE THEY FOUGHT*
*FCO MUST ADVISE TRAVEL, AND TIMINGS OF TRAVEL DEPENDS ON GROUP SIZE. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT 01473660800
FREE TOURS TO NORMANDY VETERANS BEGIN WITH REMEMBRANCE TRAVEL
British armed forces veterans have begun free tours to the Normandy beaches, funded by the Libor bank fines. These are arranged by the Royal British Legion tour operator, Remembrance Travel.
The remaining tours for 2015 will take place on 7th and 21st September with another tour departing on 5th October and will give Normandy veterans – now mostly in their 90s - the chance to revisit the Normandy beaches, with their carer and a close relative. The tours will be accompanied by a medic and a guide from the Royal British Legion. Last year marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which proved to be such a turning point in World War 2.
The five-day tours will depart from London and will include a ferry crossing from Calais to Dover, accommodation, visits to Pegasus Bridge, Juno, Sword, Gold beaches, Bayeaux Cathedral and war cemetery, plus visits to personally specified cemeteries too.
The Rt. Hon George Osborne, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: “It is only right that all D-Day veterans have the chance to travel to Normandy, where they so bravely fought for our freedom. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to use £1m of Libor funds for this purpose, using fines from those who have demonstrated the worst kind of values is being used to support those who have demonstrated the very best of British values.
Please follow the link to watch our veterans experience the tour when they visited in May of this year. Watch Here
Remembrance Travel is delighted to be able to offer LIBOR funded tours for Normandy veterans.
The tours take the form of a Journey of Remembrance, and funding will provided for a veteran, and two carers/family members (3 travellers max in total).
We provide a guide and also a medic to accompany each group.
Please note that funding for independent travel is not available under this scheme.
To register your interest and for more information please call 01473 660800