75th anniversary of D-Day, a Remembrance and Thanksgiving Service
On the 6th June 2019, exactly 75 years to the day when the greatest invasion fleet ever assembled successfully landed Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France, Stowmarket Royal British Legion are holding a service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving to mark D-Day, Operation Overlord and the beginning of the end of Nazi occupation on the European mainland.
On that fateful day in 1944, nearly 133,000 Allied troops took part in the landings, which included the 1st Battalion the Suffolk Regiment landing on Sword Beach. Operation Overlord, the codename given for the Battle of Normandy, would last from the 6th June until 25th August 1944, during which time four servicemen that are known to have Stowmarket connections, would lay down their lives. Two served in the Army, one in the Royal Navy and one in the Royal Air Force.
The service will be held at the Church of St Peter and St Mary’s, Stowmarket, starting at 6.30pm and is open to all.
For more details on the service and other events to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, please visit http://branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/stowmarket