Alexa metrics
Live Chat

Welcome to UKFast, do you have a question? Our hosting experts have the answers.

Chat Now
Sarah UKFast | Account Manager

British Normandy Memorial

6 January 2022 by Sheetal Targe

Discover how UKFast helped bring the official opening of the Normandy Memorial to hundreds of veterans. 

The British Normandy Memorial records the names of the 22,442 servicemen and women under British command who fell on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. After decades of campaigning ​​ seventy-seven years on from that historic day the memorial was set to open in June 2021, with veterans invited to attend the ceremony in France. 

But when COVID hit, everything changed. 

Sweeping travel bans and global restrictions meant that organisers had to come up with a back up plan, fast. That’s where UKFast came in, to create and host a live stream of the event that could be broadcasted to a live audience at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. As well as that, hundreds of veterans worldwide would be watching online. 

UKFast were responsible for: 

  • Building a website with a large scalable capacity.
  • Hosting an online stream that could be accessed from anywhere. 
  • Setting up the event in just three weeks. 

The memorial was created as a place of beauty where people will gather to pay their respects and reflect on the sacrifice for years to come. For the veterans, having easy access to an online live stream meant they didn’t miss out on the opening event that they’d waited years to see. 

Watch our video to discover how UKFast dedicated server team worked with Snappin’ Turtle and the British Normandy Memorial Trust, to ensure no veteran missed out on this historic event.