Welcome to the Stockport and District Normandy Veterans website. This site contains personal accounts from World War II veterans from Stockport and the surrounding area.
Update: January 2016
There are currently 8 Stockport and District Veterans (and associate members) meeting regularly.
In 2014 on the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and President Francois Hollande announced that all Veterans who were involved in the liberation of France were to be awarded the Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest distinction. He said ‘France owes you an eternal debt of gratitude for your contribution to the liberation of Europe, which this award can never fully repay. On behalf of the French people, I thank you wholeheartedly for your sacrifice and selfless service.’
6 of our Veterans have had the great honour to receive this medal over the last 12 months and of these 4 Veterans will be at a formal presentation at Manchester Town Hall on 19th February.
4 of our veterans will be going to Normandy from 3rd – 9th June 2016 to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day Landings.