The Spirit of Normandy Trust

Why does the Veterans' Foundation support The Spirit of Normandy Trust?

The Spirit of Normandy Trust was founded in 1994 by the late General Peter Martin CBE to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Normandy campaign.

It has two main aims. The first is to work in conjunction with SSAFA to provide welfare for veterans and their dependents.

The second to inform students of all ages and the general public about the events leading up to the Normandy Landings and the historical significance of WW2.

Working in close liaison with the Young Historian Project, the Trust annually awards ‘The Spirit of Normandy Trust Young Historian’ prizes for essays submitted by schools throughout the country.

The Trust has additional responsibilities which include:

  • The maintenance of the Normandy Campaign Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.
  • The ongoing maintenance of the Montgomery Statue at Colleville-Montgomery in Normandy.
  • The ongoing maintenance and attendance to The Spirit of Normandy plot at the Field of Remembrance, Westminster Abbey.

How you can support the Veterans' Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation has provided grants to hundreds of UK-based military charities and organisations since its inception in 2016. It is dedicated to distributing funding to where it is most effective and millions of pounds have been given to projects that have a positive impact on British veterans, and their dependents, in need.

If you’d like to become of a supporter of the Veterans’ Foundation you can do so by making a donation, by fundraising, by leaving something to Veterans' Foundation in your will or by joining the Veterans’ Lottery. Thank you.