The top of a statue of a saluting soldier

Knutsford will join towns and villages across the UK and commonwealth as it commemorates the 80th anniversary of D-Day on Thursday 6th June.

D-Day was the large-scale invasion of Normandy, France by Allied forces during World War II on 6th June 1944. It was a pivotal moment in the war; after years of planning, troops stormed the heavily fortified beaches beginning the liberation of German-occupied Western Europe. The success of D-Day paved the way for the eventual Allied victory in Europe and the end of World War II the following year.

A memorial service will commence at 8:45pm at the Centennial War Memorial with a beacon being lit at 9:45pm. The service will be led by the Town Mayor, Cllr Colin Banks and his chaplain Rev Paul Deakin, all are welcome.