Emotional journey for veterans

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is offering Second World War veterans the chance to revisit the countries where they served.

Sunday, 21st January 2018, 5:00 am
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The Treasury is enabling a series of free tours for veterans to return to where they served to pay their respects to their fallen comrades. The tours are being funded by LIBOR fines, and will enable a veteran to return with a family member and carer.

The RBL has been running LIBOR-funded tours for Normandy veterans for the past four years and thanks to additional funding is now able to widen the tours to all veterans of the Second World War.

Head of travel Nichola Rowlands said: “We have organised tours for hundreds of D Day veterans, a family member and carer, and it has proven a very moving experience for all. We have been campaigning to widen the tours for all WWII veterans, as so many gave so much, and we feel that they all deserve a final tour back to lay old ghosts to rest.”

The tours will be accompanied by a medic and a guide from the Royal British Legion.

Apply via tour operator, Arena Travel, on 01473 660800, or visit www.arenatravel.com/our-holidays/remembrance-travel