Frank P. Matthews Commemorates 80th Anniversary of D-Day with Special Tribute and Discount for Armed Forces


Today, the world marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, a pivotal event in World War II when Allied forces launched a massive invasion on the beaches of Normandy, a courageous act that ultimately led to the liberation of Europe from Nazi control. In recognition of this historic occasion, Frank P. Matthews pays tribute to the extraordinary bravery and sacrifice of those who served during this critical time.

During the war, Frank P. Matthews’ original tree nursery in Harlington, Middlesex, played a vital role in supporting the war effort. The nursery was repurposed to grow vegetables, contributing to the nation’s resilience and strength during a period of significant hardship and resource scarcity. This transformation highlights the collective determination and ingenuity that characterized the home front’s contribution to the war effort.

Adding to the company’s wartime legacy, Andrew Hunter Dunn, the second generation of the business, served in Africa, specialising in the calibration and setting of weapon sights. His technical expertise ensured that soldiers had the precise equipment needed for combat, showcasing another example of the myriad ways in which individuals and businesses alike supported the Allied cause.

“As we reflect on D-Day, we honour and remember the legacy of all who fought and sacrificed. Their bravery continues to inspire us and reminds us of the importance of unity and perseverance.

In a gesture of gratitude and respect, we are proud to announce a special Armed Forces discount across all trees. This discount is available to all current and former armed forces personnel, as a token of appreciation for their service and sacrifice.

To honour all current and former armed forces personnel, we are offering an Armed Forces discount on all our trees. We are deeply grateful for your service. We will remember them.