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Netherfield war veterans to pay visit to National Memorial Arboretum to mark anniversary of D-Day landings

A group of war veterans from Netherfield will be among a group of 50 embarking on a trip to the National Memorial Arboretum on Wednesday (May 22) to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Nottinghamshire County Council is organising the visit as part of its Veterans Together scheme, where groups of veterans aged over 65 meet around the county to socialise and take part in activities and commemorative projects.

Since the scheme was launched in June 2017, projects have included photography, gardening and cookery sessions. One of the four groups currently running is based in Netherfeild.

The National Memorial Arboretum is a 150-acre site which acts as a place of remembrance which is administered by the Royal British Legion to honour this country’s fallen.

 Cllr Keith Girling, armed forces champion at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “The Veterans Together Network is an excellent project which brings older veterans together and helps to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

 “The trip to the National Memorial Arboretum will be a fantastic way for the veterans to commemorate the anniversary of the D-Day landings, which takes place in June, and share their own memories from their time in the armed forces.”

The cost of the visit is being funded by the NCC and breakfast and lunch are included.

 You can also find out more about the Veterans Together scheme by visiting: or phoning 0300 500 80 80.

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