With your support D-Day veteran Jim Radford achieved the No.1 spot on the Apple iTunes and Amazon Music charts on 6th June 2019.

90 year old Jim who released his song ‘The Shores of Normandy’ to raise funds for the Normandy Memorial Trust said he was ‘Absolutely delighted!’.

You can still download the song from your favourite online music store.

In 1944 Jim Radford was a 15 year old ‘galley boy’ serving with the Merchant Navy on the Empire Larch.

On the morning of 6th June, his first deep sea trip took him to Normandy to help build the Mulberry Harbour, allowing the Royal Navy to transport personnel, vehicles and supplies onto the beaches.

25 years later Jim returned to find a very different scene. Children were playing where soldiers had died and Jim was moved to tears. His emotional song tells that story.

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