With the help of many people who gave money and/or supported the project in other ways, the plaque was designed and manufactured, shipped out to Arromanches and installed ready for the ceremony on 6th June 2011.
The Royal Air Force was represented at the ceremony by Wing Commander Trevor Stone and Warrant Officer Martin Russell. Wing Commander Stone, RAF Logistics Branch Historian, opened the proceedings, David Teacher and Mike Fenton unveiled the plaque and wreaths were laid by the Chairman of the Bolton branch of the Normandy Veterans Association, Jim Ratcliffe and the Mayor of Arromanches, Monsieur Jardin. In addition, Sergeant David Cahill of 1832 (North Manchester) Squadron, Air Training Corps read out the details of RAF Beach Squadron casualties and added a tribute on behalf of his own generation. The event attracted a great deal of interest on the day and the ceremony was well attended.
David and Mike are very grateful indeed to everyone that supported the commemorative plaque project and helped to bring it to this successful conclusion.