Hain Encourages Schools to Take Part in the Sidney Goldberg Memorial Competition 2014

MP for Neath Peter Hain has called on schools in the constituency to sign pupils up to the Sidney Goldberg Memorial Competition 2014, which has been launched to mark the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The competition aims to help school children of all ages to gain a greater understanding of the D-Day Normandy landings.  The Normandy landings commenced on 6 June 1944, resulting in a decisive Allied victory that was instrumental to the outcome of the Second World War.

Entrants are split into four age groups and must undertake a small research project, submitting their entries by post or online by March 31st 2014. The overall winner of each age category wins a trip to Normandy with a parent or carer to see the D-Day landing sites firsthand.

Mr Hain says, ‘Sidney Goldberg was an inspirational figure, who joined the RAF at 18 following his escape from Nazi Germany as a ten year old boy. 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. This competition is a wonderful opportunity to explore this critical period of our history and I would encourage every school to take part.’

More information about the Competition can be found at http://www.sgcompetition.com/ including the research project for each age group and the full list of prizes.

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Notes to Editor

Information about the Sidney Goldberg Memorial Competition 2014 and information about the D-Day landings can be found here: http://www.sgcompetition.com/

Sidney Goldberg’s obituary can be read here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/air-force-obituaries/8731679/Sidney-Goldberg.html