Letter: UN's task in the wake of D-Day

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Sir: Now that the D-Day commemorations have taken place, it is appropriate to ask how widespread among the general public is the knowledge that next year the Government has decided that the early May Day bank holiday will be held not on the first Monday in May but on the second (8 May), to link with events on and near VE-Day?

I ask because in my experience (issued in the form of a written reply to a parliamentary question on 16 December 1993) this information has not been well publicised. I cannot be the only college administrator who narrowly missed scheduling lectures on that day.

Yours faithfully,


Academic administrator

Gresham College

London, EC1

10 June