IN PICTURES: Scarborough Royal British Legion commemorates the 80th anniversary of D-Day

The standard bearers arriveThe standard bearers arrive
The standard bearers arrive
The Royal British Legion Scarborough Branch (RBL) has held a special act of remembrance to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

Members of the branch gathered along with standards, veterans, Cadet Corps and others to parade and say prayers of blessing and reconciliation which were led by the Rev Pam Jennings.

Town Crier, David Birdsall opened the event with the ‘D-Day Cry’ and the RBL Branch Chair, Mathew O’Brien welcomed all.

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Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire Venetia Wrigley and Charter Trustee Mayor, Cllr Janet Jefferson respectively read ‘The Dwight Eisenhower letter to D-Day’ and President Roosevelt’s ‘personal prayer’ which he read shortly after the invasion started.

The commemoration event was well attendedThe commemoration event was well attended
The commemoration event was well attended

The President of the Scarborough branch of the Royal British legion, Tom Fox, said he was very pleased with the support for the event.

He said: “There was a good turn out and it all went very well.

“The children from the Friarage School were impeccable in their turn-out and behaviour.

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“They laid three wreaths, two of which were very special as they had been made using impressions of each child’s hand, they were very effective.”

The Deputy Lord Lieutenant laid a wreath on behalf of the community, and Acts of Remembrance also took place with the Last Post and Reveille played by Esther Pashby.

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