The 6th June 1944 is fixed in the memory of WWII veterans as the date of one of the most important wartime operations ever planned and executed.
In June this year, twenty-five veterans will be visiting Normandy, courtesy of the Taxi Charity, to remember the part they played and the friends and comrades they lost seventy-four years ago.
In the week after their appearance on Britain’s Got Talent supporting The D-Day Darlings on 28 May, an amazing group of nonagenarians will be visiting the scene of The D-Day Landings in Normandy.
The WWII veterans have forged many friendships on the various trips that the Taxi Charity arranges but this Normandy trip is always a very special event for everyone involved.
On the journey over to Normandy the ferry will slow down allowing the veterans to say a prayer and cast a wreath to remember all those that lost their lives at sea on 6 June 1944.
The trip to Normandy has a packed itinerary including:
a visit to the Memorial Pegasus Museum
Pegasus Bridge for midnight commemorations
Bayeux Cathedral for a commemoration service
Arromanches to watch the parade
a Remembrance service at Grangues to meet the Collville Montgomery Mayor