One of the objectives of the DDNF is to create memorials that will serve as perpetual reminders of the effort and sacrifice that ensured Allied success on D-Day and in the battle of Normandy in 1944.

As well as funding memorials created in the name of the DDNF, the Fellowship supports the efforts of others – the creation of the D-Day Museum by Portsmouth City Council in 1984 being the most important example. The Fellowship has limited funds, but is willing to notify its members of any Appeals for the creation of memorials relating to D-Day in its annual newsletter.

DDNF Memorial Window, Portsmouth Cathedral

To mark the 40th anniversary of D-Day in 1984 the Fellowship commissioned a memorial window for Portsmouth Cathedral. It was unveiled by HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and dedicated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie, on 3 June 1984.

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The D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery

In 1984 the Fellowship played an important role in helping Portsmouth City Council to set up the D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery. DDNF members responded enthusiastically to an appeal for artefacts, documents, photographs, maps and all kinds of memorabilia, thus helping the Portsmouth Museums’ Service to mount historical displays on every aspect of D-Day in the new Museum.

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DDNF Memorial Window, Bayeux Cathedral

A stained glass window based on the design by Carl Edwards for Portsmouth Cathedral was installed in Bayeux Cathedral in Normandy by the DDNF with the support of the French authorities in 1989. The Memorial Window was unveiled by HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on the 45th anniversary of D-Day, 6 June 1989.

National Memorial Arboretum

In 2006 the DDNF arranged for a tree to be planted at the National Memorial Arboretum in memory of those who died on D-day and in the battle of Normandy, and also in memory of members of the Fellowship who are now deceased.

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Portsmouth Cathedral

The D-Day Museum

The Beyeux Cathedral

DDNF Memorial Tree

The DDNF memorial tree.