80th Anniversary of D-Day, June 2024

Locally, nationally, and internationally, a huge number of very special events took place in June 2024 to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, perhaps the last that participating veterans would be able to attend.

Locally in Hungerford, the events included:

20240629 D Day 80th   ProgramAn early draft programme of events

6th June: The D-Day 80 Proclamation:

This was admirably read by our Bellman and Town Crier, Julian Tubb, at 8.00am in front of a group of dignitaries on the Town Hall steps. (Video by kind permission of Oxygen Photography):


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The full programme:

The full programme can be viewed here.

Details of the military convoy can be viewed here.

28th June:

The weekend of celebrations began with the 1940s IJO Big Band dance in the Corn Exchange: 20240628 1940s Big Band dance a

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29th June: Historical Talks:

20240629 D Day 80th   Historical Talks

20240629 085926The first of the morning's talks

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30th June: