D-Day Memorial Parade and Service 6 June, 2017
Posted on Friday 2nd June 2017
The annual D-Day Memorial Parade and Service, organised by the Royal Welsh Comrades Association, will take place on Tuesday, 6 June.
The Mayor of Newport Councillor David Fouweather will be attending the event to lay a wreath on behalf of the council.
Parade participants will meet outside Wetherspoons, Cambrian Road from 12.30pm with the parade leaving at 12.45pm to walk to High Street, via Bridge Street, to the D-Day Memorial where a short service will take place.
The Parade Marshal is Adam Church of the 104 Regiment Royal Artillery in conjunction with Phil Taylor, secretary of the Newport branch of the Royal Welsh Comrades Association.
The Lord Lieutenant of Gwent Brigadier Robert Aitken, the High Sheriff Kevin Thomas and members of the Comrade Association will also be in attendance.
The D-Day Parade marks the historic date in 1944 when Allied forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France.
They landed on the Normandy beaches on 6 June, marking the start of a long and bloody campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation in an operation that proved to be a turning point in World War Two.