PROGRAMMING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The detailed programme is reserved for members

Sunday 2 June

| Morning

  • Opening Mass band of the Freedom Marathon

| Afternoon

  • Programme in progress

| Evening

  • Opening night of the ceremonies (Colleville-Montgomery) : Mass band and evening concert

Monday 3 June

| Morning

  • Ceremony and brass band at the British Normandy Memorial

| Afternoon

  • Ceremony and brass band at the Colleville-sur-mer American cemetery

| Evening

  • Parade & aubade at Arromanches-les-Bains

Tuesday 4 June

| Morning

  • Ceremony at Ranville British Cemetery. Tribute to the Piron Brigade (Belgian) and British soldiers.

  • 100 military and armoured vehicles present.

Wednesday 5 June

| Morning

  • Ceremony at the Pegasus Memorial in tribute to the 6th Airborne Division and veterans.

| Afternoon

  • International pipe & drums parade. Aubade at the Bill Millin statue
  • Ceremony in tribute to No. 4 Commando at Hermanville-sur-mer British War Cemetery

| Evening

  • Midnight Ceremony in Bénouville in tribute to Major John Howard and his men. Musical fireworks with pipes & drums. Freedom Parade over Pegasus Bridge by night

Thursday 6 June

| Morning

  • Parade and ceremony on Sword Beach

  • Opening of the Sword Beach commando march. With the commandos of the French Navy
  • Ceremony at Bénouville cemetery

  • Parade with the military corps of the French Navy & the former members of the Bagad de Lann Bihoué

  • Military parade on Pegasus Bridge and ceremony

| Afternoon & Evening

  • D-Day Normandy Cup & Bill Millin Trophy
  • Concerts : Spoon O'Porridge, Calum STEWART & Celtica Pipes Rock

Friday 7 June

| Afternoon

  • Ceremony in honor of Private Sidney Wilkins
    (6th Airborne Division) in Escoville and Hérouvilette, in the presence of his family.

Sathurday 8 June

| Morning

  • Parade with vintage vehicles from the Friends of Suffolk: Departure from the Hillman site, Colleville-Montgomery to the Promenade de la Paix, Ouistreham.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 80th ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMME

Registration deadline: March, 01 2024
Membership of the association is compulsory in advance.

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