DUN LAOGHAIRE BRANCH VICE CHAIRMAN PRESENTED WITH BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL
Mr Alan Harrison BEM was recently presented with his British Empire Medal by His Excellency Mr Dominick Chilcott, the British Ambassador to ROI, at a special reception at the Ambassador's residence in Dublin. Alan's well deserved medal was awarded in the New Years Honours List for Services to the Royal British Legion in Ireland for whom he has laboured with selfless dedication and commitment for many years. His wife Carmel, other members of his family and many ex-service colleagues were present to witness his achievement.
[photo credit - Lorraine Williams and Brian Duffy]
NORMANDY 2017 - LIBOR Fines Funded Tours
Do you know a Normandy Veteran?
We are working with the Royal British Legion to provide LIBOR Fines Funded FREE trips for veterans plus two carers or family members to return to Normandy in 2017.
These very special trips will take Veterans to the heart of Normandy's rich and eventful WW11 history and the beaches immortalised by the D-Day landings.
Operation Overlord is often referred to as the greatest air and seaborne invasion ever seen. The courage, determination and sacrifice of the men who landed in Normandy will never be forgotten. The Royal British Legion, in partnership with Arena Travel have designed these trips especially for Normandy Veterans and members of their families.
Royal British Legion guides will accompany each trip and set the itinerary following consultation with the veterans as to where they served in Normandy hence each tour is unique and enables them to pay their respects to fallen comrades at GWGC cemeteries in the area including Bayeux Cemetery and Ranville War Cemetery. Veterans will also have time to visit key sites such as the Mulberry Harbour, Pegasus and take part in acts of Remembrance services and wreath laying ceremonies.
The FREE trips will depart by coach from Central London and will include 4 night's accommodation with Breakfast and Dinner each day and a doctor accompanying the tour throughout. We will arrange a local pick up where 10 or more veterans are travelling from outside of London.
We currently have a selection of dates throughout 2017, more to be added according to demand.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
BY PHONE: 014 7366 0800
If you have any news or events that you would like to let us know about, please email LCarson@britishlegion.org.uk