Welcome to the Stockport Normandy Veterans website.

We are filled with sorrow for the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and wish to record our gratitude for the service she gave throughout her whole life to our country. She had a special place in her heart for the armed services and our veterans related to her as ‘one of their own’ as indeed she was with her ATS service during World War II.

Our sincere condolences to her family members as they mourn their personal loss

This site contains personal accounts of World War II veterans from Stockport and the surrounding area.

The past two years have seen the sad loss of the remaining survivors of our Normandy Veterans and Friends group; the last two passing away peacefully (both aged 99 years) in October and November 2021. Our last WW2 RAF member, also aged 99, lives in a care home in Poynton.

                                                                                      The journey has been enjoyable and well-worth making

Legacy of Stockport Normandy Veterans

Over recent years we made the commitment that we would continue to ‘last man standing’. As the march of time is taking our veterans from us we have moved into a new stage – Stockport Normandy Veterans Legacy. We are actively supported by WW2 Home Front veterans and Friend members – some who were schoolchildren during the war and some who are children of our deceased Veterans who have a close knowledge of the experiences of their father. This Legacy Team go into schools to talk to the children and promote an annual competition for all schools in the Stockport area. Supported by Stockport Education Advisers, it involves primary schools with a focus on Remembrance in November and an essay competition for History students at Key Stage 3. It was launched in June in 2019, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Campaign, and has been rolled out to schools from September 2019, appropriately commemorating the start of ‘The People’s War’ 80 years ago.

For details of these competitions, access the Schools section of this website

For the entry form, please click on this link

Latest News

Launch Of Video: History Remembered

eVoices of yesterday History Remembered - through the stories of life on the Home Front during World War 2 The memories of schoolchildren who lived through the years from 1939 – 1945 have been recorded for everyone to understand how it felt during this difficult...

VJ Day 2020 Commemoration

Members of Stockport Normandy Veterans and Friends met via Zoom to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day and to reflect on the meaning of Victory for those serving in WW2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0TTUthnYko

D-Day 6th June 2020

Our members paid private tribute to the 76th Anniversary of D-Day in lock down here in the UK.

VE Day – 8th May 2020

As individual members we tried to commemorate the day. Banners and flags were flown, but it wasn’t the same as the celebrations we had been intending to have. We had schools to visit and were intending to wear WW2-style outfits – with our WW2 generation members as...