Debt of Gratitude appeal to World War Two Veterans
Date published: 13 May 2019
Gary-Bridson-Daley with George 'Johnny' Johnson - 617 Squadron 'Dambusters' - At Wendover - 24.07.15
Gary-Bridson-Daley, author of The Last Heroes: Voices of British and Commonwealth Veterans, part of his Debt of Gratitude project, wants to contact surviving World War Two veterans.
Gary describes Debt of Gratitude as ‘aimed at capturing as many of the precious stories from the generation of World War Two veterans whilst there is still chance to do so, for posterity, future generations and remembrance of what they did for us, and to also honour and thank them for their sacrifices’.
Gary wants to contact surviving D-Day Veterans, he said: “The up and coming 75th D-Day Anniversary events in Normandy on Thursday 6 June are simply the most significant ones that will occur in our lifetime.
“As an author of World War Two history, who has interviewed over 100 World War Two veterans, I am passionate about the importance of this part of our country's history.
“I have been to Normandy before, but sadly cannot at present get there this time as the veterans I had the opportunity to potentially go with this year have very sadly passed away recently.
“I really want to be there and be a part of this incredible and significant event.
“If anyone out there is a Normandy veteran or knows one who would like to go then please contact me, as I can arrange for the veteran and myself as a companion to go through a charity, or could possibly arrange for a whole package that would include a vehicle with driver and myself as companion/carer all done with the help of government LIBOR funding.”
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