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Normandy Commemorative Medal 1994

This medal belongs to William Shand who was interviewed by pupils of Rosebank Primary School, Nairn, as part of a War Detectives project in 2005.

It is a commemorative medal created by the Regional Council of Lower Normandy to honour veterans of Operation Overlord, the Allied codename for the invasion of Normandy which began with D-Day on 6 June 1944.

The medals were awarded at a 50th anniversary celebration held in Normandy in June 1994. On the front of the medal are inscribed 'Overlord 6 Juin 1944' and the names of the landing beaches. On the reverse side is the Torch of Freedom surrounded by the device of William the Conqueror 'Diex Aie' ('God is with us' in Norman French)

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Normandy Commemorative Medal 1994

1990s

War Detectives; World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; Armed Forces; award; awards; liberation; celebrations

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This medal belongs to William Shand who was interviewed by pupils of Rosebank Primary School, Nairn, as part of a War Detectives project in 2005.<br /> <br /> It is a commemorative medal created by the Regional Council of Lower Normandy to honour veterans of Operation Overlord, the Allied codename for the invasion of Normandy which began with D-Day on 6 June 1944.<br /> <br /> The medals were awarded at a 50th anniversary celebration held in Normandy in June 1994. On the front of the medal are inscribed 'Overlord 6 Juin 1944' and the names of the landing beaches. On the reverse side is the Torch of Freedom surrounded by the device of William the Conqueror 'Diex Aie' ('God is with us' in Norman French)