100 Days Until 70th Landing Anniversary on Normandy Beaches

D-Day countdown clock

With 100 days to go until the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy is marked, most of the planning for what will probably be the last major commemoration of its kind are now in place. World leaders including US President Barack Obama … [Read more...]

Pegasus Bridge Para Dies After Long Illness

One of the first British soldiers to land during D-Day as part of the assault on Pegasus Bridge in the early hours of 06 June in 1944 has died aged 91 after a long illness. Parachutist Sid Peck from Jersey, who was part of the assault on … [Read more...]

Buckingham Palace Confirms Queen’s visit to Normandy in June

Sword Beach visit for The Queen in June

It has been officially confirmed that The Queen will be attending the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy this summer. Although it has been reported that Britain’s monarch was expected to attend it is only now that … [Read more...]

D-Day Pigeon Medal Sold at Auction for £8,000

D-Day Pigeon Medal Sold at Auction for £8,000

A medal awarded to the first pigeon to take news of the D-Day landings in Normandy back to the War Office in the UK has sold at auction for £8,000. The Dickin medal, awarded by the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) to recognise … [Read more...]

Normandy Offshore Wind Farm Meeting in Arromanches Tonight in English

Normandy Offshore Wind Farm Meeting in Arromanches Tonight in English

A public meeting in English and French is taking place this evening (Wednesday 12 June) in Arromanches over plans for a €1.8 billion wind farm off the Normandy coast. Critics say that the 75 wind turbines to be installed 10 to 16 … [Read more...]