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World War Two – D Day

This Friday, the nation remembers D Day and across the BBC, there will be coverage of the day’s commemorations along with historical footage. Keep an eye on their website for information.

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These commemorations are important. Not only to recall the events, pay respect and remember the sacrefices made by others – but also to help us all put our lives in perspective when we realise how lucky we are to live in peace within our own land today.


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World War One – Memorial Challenge

In this momentous year, Ocean is once again supporting the Royal British Legion to help launch their Poppy Appeal 2014.

This summer, the Resident Involvement team are running a schools’ challenge to design a war memorial. Once created the monument will be unveiled at the Poppy Appeal launch. The winning school will also get to display a Giant Poppy made by the Ocean Services team of apprentices.

The ‘Design a WW1 War Memorial Challenge‘ for schools will help raise awareness and keep this part of history fresh in the minds of the next generation. Schools have starting registering for the challenge – if your school hasn’t yet registered, find out more how you can enter:

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Icon online form sml  WW1 Memorial Challenge Facebook page
Icon online form sml  Giant Poppy Facebook page  Royal British Legion



Bon voyage independent lady!Fifield House Fundraiser

If you can get to Fifield House, St. Stephen, pop along to the ‘Get Together‘ on Thursdays 10.30am – 12.00pm. Get involved with their plans to commemorate WW1 with a fundraising event on 1st August.

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The residents are teaming up to collate WW1 music, photos, cakes and raffle prizes to raise funds in aid of SSAFA, who offer lifelong support for our forces and their families. Any donations and help would be warmly welcomed.

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