Heroes return: Big Lottery Funding for World War II veterans

Tomorrow is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history and a critical turning point in the Second World War. In addition to a series of major commemorations taking place to mark this historic occasion, the Big Lottery Fund is supporting veterans of the conflict to undertake commemorative visits to the places they served. The programme is open to Second World War veterans from the UK to travel to places across the world where they saw active service, or to an official commemoration in the UK. Grants are designed to help cover travel and accommodation costs, including for partners and carers, and can vary in value from