Sep 15

Normandy Veterans Association – 70th anniversary project

george batts

The aim of the project is to make recordings of face to face interviews with veterans so that in their own words, of their personal experiences during the Normandy Campaign.  I am sure you will agree that it is very important to record these final stories of heroism and personal sacrifice before it is too late.  The average age of D Day veterans is now 92 so it is imperative that we complete our recordings before more of these brave veterans fade away.

June 1944 saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Second World War and some of the most heroic acts of bravery and courage ever seen.


The sheer valour of those members of the armed forces and civilian services who took part in the Normandy Campaign , and the days soon after, changed the course of world history and ensured that the freedom, which we still enjoy today, returned to Europe.


So may I ask you on behalf of all Normandy Veterans for your help in this vital project – we need help in two ways.

First – are you or do you know of a Normandy Veteran who would like to take part in the project by giving an interview to be included in the archive?

Second – can you help financially?   We need to raise the funds necessary to complete the filming of as many veterans as we can.   All contributions will be important in ensuring that the project succeeds and is completed by June 2014.


You can contribute in any of the following ways: 

By PayPal:   NVA Overlord Productions by the link (button) on the frontpage

By bank – direct payments to Nat West account number 48090379; sort code: 60-60-08; account name: Normandy Veterans Association Overlord Productions.


By cheque – made payable to ‘NVA Overlord Productions’ and send to George Batts, Leg d’Hon, National Secretary NVA, 1 Chervilles, Barming, Maidstone, Kent, UK, ME16 9JE


I hope that you will feel able to help us ensure that the remarkable and important stories of Normandy Campaign in 1944 do not remain unheard or untold.   It is imperative that their memories should be preserved for all time.


If you can help or would like more details about the project please get in touch with our Executive Producer – Alastair Dutch OBE - by email - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or by telephone on - 01233 624282 or 07931 343 403


Many thanks,


George Batts, L. D’Hon


National Secretary


Normandy Veterans Association



+1 #2 lesley hobbs 2013-11-12 22:55
my dad dennis dayman, ksli, went to sword beach a few days after d day, he went to caen, and then through the falaise gap, he was wounded here. he was in 3rd infantry division. We are going back in 2014.
+1 #1 Fred Vogels 2013-09-15 19:28
Since a number of years I know George Batss, Normandy Veteran landed on Gold Beach in the first hours of D-day. He was decorated by Sarkozy personally. He did not liked the kiss on his cheek:-) but the rest as OK.
Help George with his final mission. DONATE!!!!!!
And tell your personal story here.

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