D-Day memorial plaque unveiled in Handforth

Tatton MP, Esther McVey joined Captain Anthony Harrison RA on Friday 13th September to officially unveil a plaque to commemorate those who took part in the Normandy landings in 1944.

Earlier this summer Handforth stood silent on June 7th to commemorate the official 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

Handforth Resident and Legion D'Honneur recipient, Norman Iredale whom sadly passed away earlier this year was remembered along with the many others with the planting of a blossom tree by Captain Anthony Harrison RA who was joined by members of Norman's family.

Captain Anthony Harrison said "Able Seaman Norman Iredale served in the Royal Navy on the HMS Sweetbriar was assigned the key task of supporting the first convoy which spearheaded the D-Day landings on the French coast. Then they returned for six further supply voyages from the English coast until the beachhead was safely established."

This year's Handforth Remembrance Sunday Parade will take place on Sunday 10th November and will form up at Handforth Community Centre off Old Road at 9.15am, before marching to St Chads Church then on to Handforth War Memorial for the minutes silence, prayers and wreath laying at 11am.



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Keith Chapman
Sunday 15th September 2019 at 7:45 pm
Pleased Esther unveiled this very important memorial. An attentive local MP.
Marcia McGrail
Thursday 19th September 2019 at 10:04 am
Is she the sort of hand's-on politician that we need more of to span the gulf between the people and Westminster?