Surviving South Yorkshire D Day veterans offered free trip to revisit Normandy

War graves.
War graves.

South Yorkshire's surviving veterans of the D Day invasion are being offered a free trip to Normandy in France to pay their respects to fallen comrades.

Remembrance Travel - the travel arm of the Royal British Legion - aims to get in touch with war heroes to give them the chance to revisit the Normandy beaches, cemeteries and memorials.

The tours are being funded by the Treasury from LIBOR fines, and will enable a D Day veteran to return with a family member and carer on a six-night tour.

The trips will take place in March, April, May and September later this year and will depart from London. A medic and guide from the Royal British Legion will accompany them on the visit.

The journey will be via Eurotunnel from Dover to Calais and include accommodation, visits to Pegasus Bridge, Juno, Sword, Gold beaches, Arromanches, and war memorials, plus the chance for veterans to personally specify cemeteries to visit.

Since there is no database of D Day veterans, Remembrance Travel is calling on the general public to spread the word - asking that anyone who knows a veteran to let them know about the free tours.

The largest seaborne invasion in history, the Normandy landings took place during the Second World War on June 6 1944 and began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control.

Normandy veterans interested in the tours should apply to Arena Travel on 01473 660800, or visit's