Great Yarmouth will remember D-Day landings and troops that lost their lives

The 71st anniversary of D Day and 70th anniversary of VE Day is commemorated in St George's Park, Ya

The 71st anniversary of D Day and 70th anniversary of VE Day is commemorated in St George's Park, Yarmouth. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The deaths of thousands of troops who helped to liberate Europe in the Second World War are to be remembered in Great Yarmouth.

The 71st anniversary of D Day and 70th anniversary of VE Day is commemorated in St George's Park, Ya

The 71st anniversary of D Day and 70th anniversary of VE Day is commemorated in St George's Park, Yarmouth. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The town is holding its annual service of thanksgiving and commemoration to mark the anniversary of D-Day on Tuesday, June 6.

The ceremony, marking the 73nd anniversary of the landings, will start at 6.30pm in St George's Park.

There will be a service of readings, prayers and hymns led by the Rev Grant Bolton-Debbage, of Great Yarmouth Minster and accompanied by the Minster Choir.

Winterton Marine Cadets will provide a drum head to act as an altar in the park.


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The service will end with an act of remembrance for those who died in the war and the singing of the National Anthem. Kerry Robinson-Payne, the mayor of the Great Yarmouth borough, will lay a wreath on behalf of the borough at the Second World War Memorial.

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