Folkestone helps veterans
Our Folkestone branch has donated £400 to send a Normandy veteran to the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings in June 2004.
The donation will pay the costs of sending one veteran to the Memorial Services and Parades in the town next year.
BM Kelvin Gilby said: “We decided to help when one of the veterans mentioned to us that the government wasn’t going to fund the trip. I thought it was ironic that having fought in the war these people were not getting this help.
Taken from Chronicle: Volume 63, 24th May 2003.