Commemoration of 79th Anniversary of D Day Landings at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery.

The service started Standards and Escorts from Stockport Sea Cadets. Family members and friends of our Stockport Veterans talked for 2 minutes (with a photograph of Veteran) about their veteran’s role during the Battle of Normandy.

List of Veterans

Alan Johnson – RN Mine Sweeping – Jo (daughter)
Harold Addie – RN Landing Craft – Karen (daughter)
Jim Clegg – RN Mo (NVA Friend)
Jim Smith – Army South Lancs Regiment – Pat (daughter)
John Albert Whaite – Army RE – Steve (son)
Joe Withnall – Army Black Watch – Ray (son)
Les Burns – Army RA – Sheila (wife)
Arthur Moore Army RE – Linda (daughter)
Bob Lasham – RAF Lancaster pilot – John (NVA Friend)
Stan Weatherall – RAF Ground Crew – Phil (NVA Friend)

The veterans’ stories were followed by an invitation to the guests of honour to contribute: Paul Brearley JP (Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester) and the Mayor of Stockport (Cllr Graham Greenhalgh). The commemoration ended with Last Post, Exhortation and Reveille (played by Macey from Stockport Schools Brass Bands) and exit of Standards & Escorts.

Light refreshments were served in the West Gallery, provided by Stockport NVA Legacy and served by Gallery staff.