Celebratory parcels for ‘Liberation legends’

His Excellency started the convoy of more than 25 vehicles that set out to deliver 600 parcels to Occupation veterans today as part of Jersey’s 76th Liberation Day celebrations.

For the second year running, the Liberation Celebration Parcel Project was delivered a treat-filled packages – based on the original Red Cross parcels delivered to Jersey in 1944 – to hundreds of ‘Liberation Legends’ around the Island.

Each parcel, which includes a reproduction of the 1945 Liberation edition of the Evening Post, has been hand-decorated by local schoolchildren and was delivered this morning by volunteers in tractors, trailers, vintage cars, military vehicles, Jeeps, limousines and even an ice-cream van.