Caroline Spelman MP calls on schools to participate in D-Day Landings Competition

To mark the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in 2014, the Sidney Goldberg Memorial Competition 2014 has been launched. This Competition, funded by his daughter Rachelle Goldberg, is aimed at school children of all ages to foster a greater understanding of the D-Day Normandy landings.

There are a number of different tasks to do, ranging from research projects and essays to art projects, dependent on the age of the entrant.

First Prize winners in each age category will travel to Normandy to see the D-Day landing sites with a parent.

Caroline Spelman says, “the Sidney Goldberg Memorial Competition 2014 is a wonderful initiative to encourage children to discover more about the D-Day Normandy landings, those who took part and its place in our country’s history.  I would encourage every student to participate.”

Sidney Goldberg fled Nazi Germany as a ten year old boy and joined the RAF when he turned 18. His intelligence unit’s interceptions of German radio transmissions in North Africa, Italy and then the Allied push through France, Belgium and Holland, provided crucial intelligence. Sidney took part in the D-Day landings on Juno Beach.  In 2003 he was decorated by the French Government, becoming Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur.

Further information about the competition can be found at: www.sgcompetition.com.