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Thu, 06 Jun


Robinswood Hill Country Park

Lighting of the Beacon - 80th Anniversary of D-Day

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings the Robinswood Hill Beacon will be lit at 2115.

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Lighting of the Beacon - 80th Anniversary of D-Day
Lighting of the Beacon - 80th Anniversary of D-Day

Time & Location

06 Jun 2024, 21:00 – 22:00

Robinswood Hill Country Park, Reservoir Rd, Gloucester GL4 6SX, UK

About the event

The 6th June 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of

D-Day, when Allied forces mounted the largest

amphibious invasion the world has ever witnessed.

In 1944 Operation Overlord saw around 4,000 ships and landing craft set down about 132,500 troops on five Normandy beaches in an action that would bring about the liberation of north-west Europe from Nazi occupation.

The bravery and sacrifice of those people in securing the peace and freedom we enjoy today will be observed by the lighting of beacons around the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man

and UK Overseas Territories. I hope you, our community will join us.

Villages, towns, cities and organisations of all sizes

will mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day by lighting a beacon at 9.15pm on 6th June 2024, in celebration of the ‘light of peace’ that emerged out of the darkness of war, followed by an event to

commemorate one of the most momentous achievements in living memory. Y

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