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On 6th June, the United Kingdom and France will come together to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, a pivotal moment in history that forever altered the course of World War II. On June 6, 1944, Allied forces executed a daring and audacious plan, codenamed Operation Neptune, which involved a massive seaborne invasion of Nazi-occupied France. This operation, more commonly known as D-Day, marked the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe.


Local Celebrations

Billing Parish Council in conjunction with the Elwes Arms Public House will join together on the evening of the 6th June 2024 and celebrate this auspicious occasion. A fish and chip supper (the only food not to be rationed during the war) will be available together with music and singing from the 1940’s era.

The Light of Peace

At 21:15, along with communities across France and the UK, a beacon representing the ‘light of peace’ that emerged from the ‘darkness of war’ will be lit by Billing Parish Council and the International Tribute read by Councillor Reverend Burbidge.