The latest information sent by email from MOD reads:
Dear Sir or Madam,
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS FOR BRITISH ACCREDITATION
The Ministry of Defence (MOD), working closely with our colleagues at The Royal British Legion (RBL) are pleased to announce that all successful applicants for British accreditation for events in Normandy on the 6 June has now been despatched via Royal Mail.
In the event that you have not received your documentation prior to departure, please be reassured that Ministry of Defence personnel are on hand to assist you with your accreditation requirements in Normandy.
A welcome centre is being established, at Caen Town Hall – Hôtel de Ville, Esplanade Jean Marie Louvel, 14027 Caen, France. This will be manned by us from the MOD Ceremonial Events and Commemoration Team, in uniform. Look out for our British Contingent and the D-Day 70 Logo.
The Welcome Centre opening hours are:
Monday 2 June 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 3 June 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 4 June 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 5 June 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE INTERNATIONAL CEREMONY AT SWORD BEACH, OUISTREHAM
For security reasons, the French Government will not be issuing their invitations to the International Event at Sword Beach, Ouistreham until 3 June. Along with American and Commonwealth colleagues, the UK will have these invitations available for collection at the Welcome Centre, Caen Town Hall on the 4/ 5 June.
These invitations are largely being issued on a Normandy Veteran + 2 companions basis. However, it is expected that some capacity may become available for additional companions of Normandy Veterans. Where applicable, applicants will be contacted direct.
In the event that you are unable to collect your tickets from Caen Town Hall, arrangements are being made for an additional collection point at the “RBL Veterans Village” adjacent to the CWGC Bayeux Cemetery on 6 June.