Read today that the Queen is not invited to the D-Day commemorations in Normandy next month.
Only Dozy -Sarkozy deemed Germany and USA worthy to be invited.
Considering The Queen is the only surviving head of state from this grave era and the untold sacrifice made by the allies this it is an utter disgrace.
We took my Father in law and Father to the 60th commemorations 5 years ago.
My father in law Alex who now lives with us was on the Gold Beach D-Day landing.
He tells of being the second jeep off one of the landing craft and seeing the first one disappear under water in front of him.
The occupants floated to the surface and they moved closer.
As they drove up the beach, is was chaos being 1 hour into the landing.
60 years ago we drove from Bayeaux to the Gold Beach. With road blocks everywhere. Manned by very smart Gendarmes. At every stop we where asked for invitation, and we produced passports and British Legion paperwork (but no official invitation to get to the beach.)
At the last Road block, a very official Gendarme informed us we could not get any closer without an invitation. I had a Convertible Volvo then and with the roof down in glorious sunshine we sat there in Blazers, Father and in law decorated with medals.
My wife and I smartly attired. Alex indicated to the Officer to come closer.
“Do you speak English” he asked in a touristy loud voice
“Qui “PC responded
“If I didn’t need an invitation 60 years ago, I bloody don’t need one now!”
The Gendarme looked shocked! Reviewed the motley crew before him and signalled to 2 Police Bikes to take us directly to the reserve parking in the town.
He smartly saluted and we drove to the car park in convoy.
Once on the beach the dignitaries paraded for the magnificent fly past attended by
At this occasion the Queen, Mitterrand, Bush, and German Chancellor.
Stood on a grand podium, Blair and Pillar Box had to stand at the rear as they where NOT heads of state. (Priceless)
My Father in law got to stand on the Beach, 1st time in 60years, tears strolling down his cheeks and was interviewed by SKY news drinking a cup of tea from a restored NAFFI Red Cross Caravan.
So I say to the Queen, go anyway we did not need an invitation 65years ago and no “Cheese eating surrender monkey can ask for one now!” Merde