Northleach Marks D-DAY 80th Anniversary

A veteran lays a wreat at the war memorial, with a piper and town crier in the background.

On Thursday 6th June 2024, the people of Northleach came together to remember those who fought for our freedom on D-Day.

It was 80 years ago since the largest seaborne invasion in history took place. The battle for Normandy that followed would turn the tide of World War Two, and lead ultimately to the defeat of Germany and victory for the allies just under a year later, in May 1945.

The commemoration event at the War Memorial included the reading of the International Tribute by the Mayor and laying of a wreath by members of the Royal British Legion.

A local resident whose father had taken part in the Normandy landings lit the peace lantern. The lantern was then carried to the churchyard and used to light a beacon for Northleach, which had been kindly donated to the town by an anonymous benefactor.

We hope you enjoy the images below of this historic occasion.

Images below shared with kind permission of members of Northleach Photographic Group.