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HELP US FIND OUR WW2 VETS

Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:45 by Sue Coulson

HELP US FIND WW2 VETERANS FOR FREE REMEMBRANCE TOURS

The Legion is on a mission to take all surviving WW2
veterans back to where they served.

The Royal British Legion wants to take all surviving
veterans of the Second World War on a free Remembrance tour to where they
served during their time in the Armed Forces.

Tours will take place throughout 2018 and will give WW2
veterans the chance to meet up with fellow veterans and pay their respects at
battlefield sites, cemeteries and memorials. The Treasury is enabling these
free tours to be funded by Libor fines, and will enable the veterans to return
with a family member and carer.

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: "I'm
delighted that we can continue to support those who want to return with The
Royal British Legion to the countries where they served. We have committed over
£5 million of Libor funds to help those who fought for our freedom to return to
pay their respects and safeguard the memory of those who made the ultimate
sacrifice."


HELP US FIND OUR VETS

No national database exists of WW2 veterans who are still
alive today, so the Royal British Legion is asking the public to help us make sure every surviving veteran can take part.

If you're a grandchild, neighbour or carer and know someone who fought in WW2, please tell them about this opportunity and encourage them to sign up!

To find out more follow this link: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/community/news/remembrance/help-us-find-ww2-veterans-for-free-remembrance-tours/

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