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20,000 poppies arrive in Normandy

An installation featuring 20,000 poppies, each with a hand-written message of remembrance, has landed in Arromanches, Normandy for D-Day 75

Initially arriving on Gold Beach, where British soldiers landed on D-Day as part of Operation Overlord, the installation will also be displayed in the town centre of Arromanches on Thursday 6 June. 

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Veterans and supporters will be able to add their own messages to the installation.

Supporters have been sending in their poppies with hand-written messages of remembrance for the installation since March.

Donations sent in with the poppies have raised over £485,000 for our services supporting the Armed Forces community.

Marie Doyle, Head of Supporter Engagement says: “I’d like to thank everyone who took part in commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day by sending back a hand-written message to add to this installation."

Women reading a message on D-Day installation

“Reading the messages has been very emotional, and we are honoured to be taking them to Arromanches.”

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