19th Jun, 2019

Service to be held in Droitwich on Saturday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings

Tristan Harris 6th Jun, 2019 Updated: 7th Jun, 2019

A SERVICE to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings will take place in Droitwich  at 2pm on Saturday, June 8.

The parade, featuring RBL standards, will be mustering at the war memorial in Victoria Square at 1.50pm.

The Mayor or Deputy Mayor will be in attendance at the event where The Last Post will be played, a two-minute silence held and wreaths laid at the memorial.

It has been organised by Coun Alan Humphries, the Royal British Legion (RBL) secretary Jennifer Kenny and former branch chairman Hazel Gandy.

Operation Overlord – commonly known as the ‘D-Day Landings’ – took place on June 6, 1944, and is still the largest ever seaborne invasion in military history.

Acting on a year’s worth of intelligence gathered from a variety of different sources, thousands of troops from Great Britain, Canada, America and Australia travelled across the English Channel to liberate France from Nazi control.

It laid the foundations for the Allied victory on the Western Front.

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