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Northumberland Remembers

D-Day 80

Northumberland came together at Blyth Links to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.


On Thursday 6 June the community gathered for a fantastic event organised by the County Council. Families enjoyed live music from the era, local performers, vintage vehicles, stalls and the chance to explore Blyth Battery. The day culminated in a special service of remembrance and a beacon lighting led by the Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland.


Here are some snapshots from the day, capturing the fun, excitement, and remembrance that made this event so special.

Blyth played host to a spectacular event to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. A special service and beacon lighting was the culmination of the day, which started with display of military vehicles, vintage music and family activities.

Northumberland's Lord Lieutenant, Dr Caroline Pryer, lit the county's civic beacon on the roof of the Dave Stephen's Centre.

In 1944, Admiral Lord Ramsay was put in charge of the Allied Naval Expeditionary Force for the invasion of France.  As a result, he played a major part in the planning for D-Day. 

Here his grandson Will Ramsay talks about his role in both Dunkirk and D-Day operations.

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