75th D-Day Memorial Parade and Service takes place in city centre
Posted on Friday 31st May 2019
The annual D-Day Memorial Parade and Service, which this year marks the 75th anniversary, will take place on Thursday, 6 June.
The Mayor of Newport Councillor William J Routley will be attending the event, organised by the Royal Welsh Comrades Association, to lay a wreath on behalf of the council.
Parade participants will meet outside Wetherspoons, Cambrian Road from 11.30am with the parade leaving at 11.45am to walk the route from Cambrian Road, turning left on the pedestrianised area of Bridge Street then left onto High Street to the D-Day Memorial where a short service and wreath laying ceremony will take place.
The Royal Welsh Comrades Association would be delighted if members of the public could lend their support to the event by lining the streets to watch the parade.
For safety reasons and to allow the parade to pass safely road closures will be in place along the route from 7am to 1pm.
The D-Day Parade marks the historic date in 1944 when Allied forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France.
They landed on the Normandy beaches on 6 June, marking the start of a long and bloody campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation in an operation that proved to be a turning point in World War Two.