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June 8 @ 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
5 years ago, the 6th June 1944 saw approximately 156,000 Allied troops break through into the French interior and begin a headlong advance in the war effort, paving the way for over 326,000 troops to land securely. The assault on the beaches of Normandy was the most significant victory of the Western Allies during the Second World War.
On Saturday, 8th June 2019 the Royal British Legion will be remembering those who scarified and paid the ultimate price for our freedom in the D-Day landings of 1944. Plans are now well in hand for the D Day 75 commemoration event, which will be held in aid of The Poppy Appeal, helping to raise funds to support our Armed Forces Community, including Families and Veterans. The format of the day is planned to be as follows:
Throughout the afternoon:
- A live music event, showcasing music from the 1940’s through to the current day.
Together with a fete, incorporating:
- Trade Stalls
- Craft Stalls
- Charity Stalls
- Food and Drink Stalls
- Horticultural Stalls and Competitions
- Fun Dog Show
- Childrens Entertainer (Fred in the Shed)
With displays from:
- The Army Recruiting and Demonstration Team
- The Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue Team
- Berkshire Birds of Prey