Contractors are being sought to deliver a new memorial to those killed during the Normandy campaign in 1944.
The British Normandy Memorial will stand on an imposing site at Ver-sur-Mer overlooking ‘Gold Beach’ - a key site for British troops during the D-Day landings.
Work on the site will include installing foundations, construction of access roads and paths, drainage and lighting. The 20 hectare memorial will open at a high-profile ceremony on June 6 2020 marking 76 years from the start of the D-Day campaign.
The 12.5M euro cost is being met by the British government following long-running pressure from veterans’ groups. The memorial will feature the names of the 22,000 British service personnel killed during the three-month Normandy campaign as well as honouring the thousands of French civilians who died in local towns and villages as the battle raged.
Charity the Normandy memorial Trust is overseeing the project, which ultimately aims to include a reception building and visitor centre in time for the 80th anniversary of D-Day in 2024.
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