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Remembering D-Day

Visitors to the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne former enjoyed a floodlit evening at commemorations to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day.


Villagers walked from the village hall in a torchlit procession before a beacon was lit on the top of one of the filled-in gun emplacements at the clifftop memorial.


The late evening timing of the beacon lighting allowed visitors to enjoy the illuminated features at the Memorial, while The Scramble Experience, shop and café were fully open until 10pm.


Also on parade during the evening were young people from Dover Police Cadets, whose smart presence and support was noted by many visitors. Pictured are Xander Helsdon, Erin Harwood and Annabel Birken.


The event marked the start of the liberation of mainland Europe by the Allies in 1944, a military campaign that was only possible because of the bravery and skill of the RAF aircrew who won the Battle of Britain four years earlier to keep this country free of enemy forces.





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