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D-Day 80 – Camborne’s Commemorations

On Thursday June 6th, the Camborne Branch of The Royal British Legion and Camborne Town Council invite you to join us in honouring the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.
The bravery and sacrifice of all those who secured the peace and freedom we enjoy today, will be observed by the lighting of beacons around the United Kingdom, including our own beacon lighting ceremony in Camborne Recreation Ground.
In addition, there will be an outdoor service at St Martin & St Meriadoc Church, Camborne in the morning, plus there will also be an opening ceremony of a new Remembrance Garden at Treswithian Downs Crematorium at 2pm in the afternoon.
The commemorations will culminate in a ceremony in Camborne Recreation Ground between 8.45 and 9.15pm, where there will be tributes by the Mayor and the Royal British Legion along with an exhortation, last post and reveille ahead of the lighting of the official D-Day beacon at 9.15pm. There will also be a performance from Holman Climax Male Voice Choir. If you’re unable to make it along in person, there’ll be coverage across the day on our Facebook page, plus we’ll be live streaming the beacon lighting ceremony in the evening.