Welcome to the Stockport Normandy Veterans website.

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

Legacy of Stockport Normandy Veterans

Over recent years we have made the commitment that we will continue to ‘last man standing’. As the march of time is taking our veterans from us (our last two surviving Normandy Veterans are frail and no longer active meetings) we have moved into a new stage – Stockport Normandy Veterans Legacy. We are actively supported by WW2 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 fathers. 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 in 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

Normandy Invasion Timeline Launched

We've added a timeline of the Normandy Invasion to the site This is our second in the series of Timelines - this one touching more specifically on the Normandy Invasion and some of our veteran's involvement Please click here to see the timeline:...

Key Facts of WW2 Timeline Launched

We've launched a new page with a timeline of key facts of WW2 Click here to see the Key Facts Timeline Page: https://stockportveterans.com/for-schools/key-facts-of-ww2-1939-1945/

Remembrance Day Service 2018

We attended the 100th Please click here to see a video of the service