…the spirit of the people, resolute, dedicated, burned like a bright flame, lit surely from those unseen fires which nothing can quench.

King George VI, 6 June 1944 (D-Day) 

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day, we have created a special place for you to share memories and photos of your loved ones who were involved in D-Day – or the wider war effort. 

Create your dedication here: D-Day 80 Memorial (memorypage.org)

On 6 June 1944, more than 156,000 troops and over 6,000 ships and landing vessels took part in D-Day across the beaches in Normandy. It was the largest naval, air and land operation in the history of warfare and marked a pivotal moment in World War 2. 


Our D-Day 80 Memorial is an opportunity for you to create a special tribute to a family member for the role they played in D-Day - or the wider war effort. Adding a photo and sharing a tribute is a wonderful way to keep their memory alive and mark this historic anniversary. Together we can also ensure that the sacrifice of those who didn’t make it home is never forgotten.  


Once you’ve created your dedication, you are welcome to donate to Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity to support those serving today, their families and our veteran community. Thank you. 

Royal Navy Commander, John Farrow, pictured with his son, Malcolm, both retired from the Royal Navy as Captains. 


On D-Day, John Farrow was Commander (E) in HMS Glasgow: 

The courage of our men who went in front towards the beaches, underwater, to clear the minefields at the water's edge, has always left me breathless with admiration. We spent most of our time, with others, bombarding the so-called Omaha beach and were hit by a shore battery. All I can recall of the actual D-Day landing moment (as we lay off the French coast) was a loud cheer that went up from our ship's company when they heard our soldiers were advancing onshore.


Create your dedication here: D-Day 80 Memorial (memorypage.org)