In the Footsteps of Heroes…

Next year marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy, known as Operation Overload and a pivotal moment of the Second World War.

The Royal British Legion have designed a unique four day Normandy Beaches Trek along the coastline. It’s a poignant time to visit the area and participants will be fully immersed in the history of the sites and scenery of the D-Day Landings on the Normandy beaches.

The route follows the exquisite coastline of Omaha, Juno and Sword beaches and involves full days of trekking over a varied terrain of dunes, grass or tarmac. The grand finish will take place at the strategic Pegasus Bridge and the village of Ranville.

The Normandy Beaches Trek will be both a moving and meaningful way to raise funds for our Armed Forces community and we invite you to be part of this memorable expedition.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Transport from London to Normandy; check in to hotel and trip briefing.

Day 2: 12 miles – Starting at Grandcamp-Maisy we’ll follow the coastline of Omaha Beach and walk along the top of the sand dunes, passing through the Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery and finishing at the Juno Beach Centre.

Day 3: 12 miles – We’ll start the day at the Fifth Engineer Special Brigade memorial heading towards the iconic Port-en-Bessin and finishing at Longues-sur-Mer battery.

Day 4: 12 miles – Setting off from Mulberry Harbour our trek will take us to Arromanches and then to the Juno Beach official memorial.

Day 5: 12.5 miles – Our day will start from the Canadian memorial of Juno beach. We’ll walk the length of Sword Beach to Ouistreham and then down the canal to our grand finish at Pegasus Bridge and the Ranville War Cemetery.

Day 6: Transport back to London.

Fundraising

There are two options:

Register now for just £199, and raise £1,450 in sponsorship. Or register now for £199 and pay the £700 tour cost yourself and raise £750 in sponsorship.

Both options require £899 (£700 trip cost + £199 registration fee) to be paid by Friday 21 June 2019. You’ll then have the rest of the year to raise the remaining sponsorship, due on 30 November 2019.

The Normandy Beaches Trek takes place from Tuesday 24 September 2019 – Sunday 29 September 2019

We’re working with experienced trek leaders from Discover Adventure so you’ll be supported every step of the way. The cost of this trip includes:

  • Transport – including coaches, ferry crossing from Dover to Calais.
  • Five nights’ accommodation in hotels on twin-share basis.
  • Meals for the duration of the trek: breakfasts, snack stops, lunch stop and evening meals, except breakfast on day one.
  • Experienced tour leaders and support crew.
  • Entrance to museums and sites included in itinerary.
  • T-shirt and medal.
  • Fundraising pack and support from a dedicated point of contact at The Royal British Legion.

Tel: 0333 011 4500
Email: events@britishlegion.org.uk

Apply before the end of January for a £50 discount, using code: CIVVY 50

www.britishlegion.org.uk/normandy

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