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MP urges children to take part in competition to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings

To mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 2014, local MP Fiona O’Donnell is encouraging young people in East Lothian to enter the Sidney Goldberg Memorial Competition.

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 on June 6, 1944.

Ms O’Donnell said: “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. First Prize winners in each age category will travel to Normandy to see the D-Day landing sites with a parent.

“Sidney Goldberg was an inspirational figure, who after fleeing Nazi Germany as a ten year old boy 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. I would encourage every student to go to www.sgcompetition.com and take part.”

Information about the Sidney Goldberg Memorial Competition 2014 and the D-Day landings can be found here http://www.sgcompetition.com/ Prizes include a two day trip to the Normandy landing beaches offered to the prize winner and an escorting parent. The competition closes on Monday 31 March 2014. Sidney Goldberg’s obituary can be read here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/air-force-obituaries/8731679/Sidney-Goldberg.html

 

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