22nd Jan, 2019

RBL offering free trips for WW2 veterans from Redditch

Ross Crawford 14th Jan, 2018

THE travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of the Second World War from the Redditch area.

The Treasury is enabling a series of free-of-charge tours for WWII veterans to return to where they served to pay their respects to their fallen comrades.

The tours are being funded by Libor banking fines, and will enable a WWII veteran to return with a family member and carer.

The tours will take place from spring to autumn and will give WWII veterans – now mostly in their 90s – the chance to meet up with fellow veterans, visit significant battlefield sites, cemeteries and memorials. The tours will be accompanied by a medic and a guide from the Royal British Legion.

Nichola Rowlands-Smith, says: “We need you! We know how great the British public can be, and we’re relying on everyone to help us spread the word to find every single living WWII veteran.

So if you’re a grandchild, neighbour or carer and know someone who fought in WWII please tell them about these amazing tours.”

For tour details call Arena Travel on 01473 660800, or visit Arena Travel online.

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