This may be of interest for those with an interest in military history or military family history:
This autumn, take a unique opportunity to walk 100km in the footsteps of those who fought in the Normandy Landings of World War Two whilst supporting the soldiers and veterans of today.
‘The Frontline Walk: The Normandy Beaches’ follows the coastline stormed as part of Operation Overlord during the D-Day landings of the Second World War.
Passing historic landmarks such as Pegasus Bridge, Brécourt Manor and the infamous Omaha, Gold, Utah, Sword and Juno beaches, before finishing at the stunning British Normandy Memorial, it is a once in a lifetime experience.The details:
- When: 5-9th October 2022
- Where: Normandy, France
- Registration fee: £150 Fundraising target: £1,250pp (£600 due by 31st July 2022)
- Return transport from London
- All transfers whilst on the trip
- Accommodation throughout on a twin room ensuite basis (single rooms available at an additional cost)
- All meals and snacks, except breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 5
- Trip historian
- Experienced tour guides and support crew, including medical support
- A full bespoke training guide
- Discounts on equipment from Cotswold Outdoor
- Frontline Walk t-shirt and finishers medal
- Charity point of contact with regular newsletters and comms until the event
For further details please visit https://events.soldierscharity.org/event/frontlinewalk-normandybeaches
NB: This is not an event I am connected with - for any queries, please contact ABF The Soldiers Charity.
(With thanks to Amy Kenyon via LinkedIn)
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