Plymouth honoured D-Day heroes on 75th anniversary.

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Published on June 16th, 2019 | by Pete Ogburn

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The touching moment Plymouth honoured D-Day heroes on 75th anniversary. Rebecca, Harry and Lewis represented MKC Heroes with pride. Plymouth has been honouring the memory of our D-Day heroes with a poignant service . The Lord Mayor led a delegation of civic leaders together with the Royal Navy and ex-service personnel in a ceremony at [&hellip

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The touching moment Plymouth honoured D-Day heroes on 75th anniversary.

Rebecca, Harry and Lewis represented MKC Heroes with pride.

Plymouth has been honouring the memory of our D-Day heroes with a poignant service . The Lord Mayor led a delegation of civic leaders together with the Royal Navy and ex-service personnel in a ceremony at the American War Memorial, Saltash Passage this morning. Thousands of British and allied servicemen were based in the city as part of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings this week. In November 1943, the US Navy set up an advanced amphibious base in Plymouth ahead of the Allied invasion of Europe. In January 1944, a temporary camp for around 2,000 men opened on Vicarage Road as a training camp in preparation for the Normandy Landings and remained operational until August 1945. On June 6 1944, soldiers of V and VII Corps left from Saltash Passage for Omaha and Utah Beaches. The concrete slipway or landing hard that was built for the US soldiers to join their landing craft remains.

Wreaths are laid at the foot of the American War Memorial, Saltash Passage on Thursday June 6th to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings.


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