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World War Two Veterans - D Day 75

Dunkirk, Poole, France & Portsmouth



Dear CONA Colleagues and Shipmates,


Due to severe availability of accommodation in Normandy the Royal British Legion have very kindly made an offer to take a number of WW2 Naval Veterans over to France for D Day 75 and have hired a cruise ship to enable this to happen.  


The outline plan is for the Veterans to join the ship in Dover on 02 June 2019 and cruise in the channel for three days visiting Dunkirk and Poole before arriving in Portsmouth for an official MOD sponsored reception as VIPs on 05 Jun.  A number of activities have been planned before sailing on DDay for France with an RN escort Flotilla.  They will arrive back in Portsmouth on 08 June 2018 for a reception by Portsmouth City Council.


The Veterans will be bused to and from the ship and it is hoped that if required they can be escorted by their carer however it must be stressed this may depend on space onboard.  The ship has full medical facilities.


To establish exactly how many Naval Veterans this may involve please would you be kind disseminate this information and asked interested parties to either call 02392 720782 (It is an answerphone)  E-mail [email protected]  or write to RNA Central Office, Room 209 PP70, Semaphore Tower, HM Naval Base Portsmouth PO1 3LT.      The information is required by 01 November so that planning can be completed.  


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