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Anniversary of D Day marked in King’s Lynn

D Day Poppy in Tower Gardens

Published: Friday, 7th June 2019

The 75th anniversary of D Day has been marked in King’s Lynn.

Three veterans from the Normandy invasion led a procession from the town hall to Tower Gardens where a memorial ceremony took place.

Following a two minute silence the veterans were applauded as they laid wreaths at the war memorial.

The veterans were former 1st Royal Norfolk Cyril Route, who fought at Monte Cassino and was sent to Normandy.

Stoker first class Samuel Daniels, who served on board the battleship HMS Ramillies and was on mine sweeping duty.

Finally, former artilleryman Frederick Don Hall, who took part in the eastern sector of the landings, where Brits served alongside Canadians.

After the ceremony, the Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Geoff Hipperson, invited the veterans, representatives from RAF Marham, the police, other veterans groups and dignitaries back to the town hall for tea.

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