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