All meetings now are being held on the first Wednesday
of the month at Longsight and social club. Kirkmanshulme Lane Longsight.
commencing at 8pm.
The funeral of our chairman Ivor Williams will take place on Monday 27th October 2014 at St. Andrews church,
Chadwick Road, Eccles, M30 0NZ at 1300hrs. then onto Peel Green Crematorium M30 7LW at 1420hrs.
No flowers please but donations can be made to either RBL or Manchester Grenadier Guards Association.
Ministry of Defence
D-DAY 70 – AWARD OF THE LEGION D’HONNEUR
In conjunction with events to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy landings, the Government of France
has advised the
not only of the landings, but also the wider Battle for Normandy;
the Invasion of Provence (Operation Dragoon); the Liberation of Paris and the Liberation of France.
Any veterans, not only troops that landed, but also Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel who operated in support of the landings,
who have not already received this award from the French Government,
or have not been identified to take part in award ceremonies during the events in Normandy,
are invited to submit their details to this office, providing the information requested in the form overleaf.
In the section headed “reasons justifying the proposal”, brief details should be given of service in
We will forward consolidated lists of potential recipients to the French Embassy for further consideration.
We are at present unable to give any details of timings,
although the normal French clearance procedures take some months;
nor arrangements for the presentation of the awards.
Please include your address and contact det