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Town marks 75th anniversary of D-Day Landings




A poignant service commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings saw dozens of people attending in Chatteris yesterday (Thursday).

Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876309)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876309)

Organised by the Chatteris Branch of the Royal British Legion the ceremony at the town's War Memorial was also attended by Neil McKittrick, High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire as the VIP guest.

Tina Prior, who helped organise the event, described it as deliberately 'minimalistic'. It included the raising of the Normandy Veterans Flag over the memorial, a short speech by Mr McKittrick as well as new Chatteris mayor Councillor Linda Ashley.

Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876276)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876276)

Tina said: "We were really pleased with the number of people who came along. Many were from the local businesses. We always get a good turn out on Remembrance Day but we did not know what to expect with a weekday ceremony, but we had well over 50 people who came especially to attend."

Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876308)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876308)

Afterwards there were refreshments served at the Working Men's Club where the classic war epic 'The Longest Day' starring John Wayne and a plethora of Hollywood greats was screened.

The branch is now preparing for its Armed Forces Day event on June 29, when there will be a short service at the War Memorial at 9am.

Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876307)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876307)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876305)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876305)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876271)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876271)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876274)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876274)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876275)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876275)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876304)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876304)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876303)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 2019.. (11876303)


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