On 6 June 1944, now known as D-Day, an immense armada of ships brought 130,000 Allied WWII troops to the shores of German-occupied Normandy, France. Overhead, another 23,000 men were flown in by planes and gliders. Their mission was simple and ambitious - to end the war in Europe.
New Zealand played its role in the invasion and on 6 June 2014 we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. David Moger, RSA Chief Executive, wants to mark the occasion by sharing some of the stories from New Zealand’s Normandy veterans.
“Thousands of New Zealand servicemen served alongside the British ships and air force squadrons which supported the D-Day landings. We want to make sure that our uniquely Kiwi perspective of this critical time in WWII is shared and remembered”, says David.
Selected stories may be published online and veterans might also be interviewed by local or national media. If you are a Normandy veteran and you have a story to share, please contact:
RSA National Office
PO Box 27248
Read more about D-Day: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/d-day