D-Day 80
6 June 2024

80th anniversary of


6th June 1944 was to start the beginning, of the end of WW II, with many soldiers, sailors and airmen from your communities not returning home, because they sacrificed their lives to enable us to all enjoy the freedom we share today.

The event  on 6 June 2024 will also be commemorating the amazing part played by the women of the UK  during these difficult times of war, along with the brave fisherman that fished the dangerous seas to keep the nation fed. The Guide to Taking Part, outlining ways in which communities can take part is now available.

Click on this link to view the guide. 

A message from the Prime Minister is available to read, click on this link, in which they are encouraging communities to participate. 

Click on this link to view a letter from the Pageantmaster encouraging communities to get involved.

Please click on this link to view a further letter from the Pageantmaster encouraging communities to get involved.

Empire Medals have kindly produced a Pin Badge for D-Day 80 - 6th June 2024, to assist in the Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, in a very simple and cost effective way, providing all those purchasing them with a unique opportunity to pay their personal ‘tribute’ to past family members involved in D-Day on 6th June 1944, and/or WWII as a whole. You can purchase a badge via Empire Medals - click here to visit their website.

D-Day 80 - Flag of Peace

To mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landing on 6th June 2024 a souvenir flag is being produced. This provides another simple, meaningful and extremely cost effective way for Town and Parish Councils to take part.

There are various sizes available for you to purchase and fly from 9am on 6th June, leaving it up for 1 week if you wish to. Flags can be purchased from Tracy Turner at Newton Flags Limited - click here to contact Tracy. 

If your planning an event for D-Day celebrations - please click here to complete a short survey.

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