Welcome to the Stockport Normandy Veterans website.
The Stockport Normandy Veterans and Friends send their deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen on the passing of her husband His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip and to the Royal family on the passing of their father, grandfather and great grandfather. The service of Prince Philip in World War Two and his loyalty, compassion and recognition to all Veterans who have served in the armed forces of Great Britain and the Commonwealth will always be remembered. The love and support he gave to Her Majesty and his family is an example to all. Rest in Peace Sir, your duty is done.
This site contains personal accounts of World War II veterans from Stockport and the surrounding area.
In this current situation we are pleased to confirm that all our veterans and WW2 generation members remain safe and well. All have received their first and second vaccines and are keen to re-establish a social life as the lockdown is slowly easing.
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 attend 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 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