In commemoration of the D-Day 80th anniversary, Salisbury City Council and the Salisbury branch of The Royal British Legion (RBL) are working in partnership on two events on June 6. 

The names of 15 men from Salisbury who died in the Normandy campaign are detailed on the South side of the City War Memorial, at the Guildhall Square.

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Bob Barwick, vice president of Salisbury RBL said: “Alongside the international and national events, we feel it is important to provide an opportunity for Salisbury residents to come together and collectively remember what happened on this momentous day.”

At 8am, there will be a gathering at the War Memorial to hear the Town Criers Proclamation and for a short service of Remembrance. The timing reflects all the activity that occurred in the early hours of D-Day.

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At 6.15pm, a formal Remembrance event at the War Memorial will take place, led by the City Mayor with Deputy Lord Lieutenant in attendance.

In addition, on Saturday, June 8, The Royal British Legion will be hosting a Gala Dinner and Dance at the Guildhall to commemorate D-Day, with all money raised going to the RBL Poppy Appeal. 

At Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) in Old Sarum, a drumhead service will take place in front of the hangars at 7pm on June 6.

Amesbury Town Band will play music before the army cadet unit parade.

Between 8pm - 8.30pm, there will be a drumhead service including readings from local councillors and representatives from B Squadron, Royal Wessex Yeomanry. 

The BDAC Event closes at 8.30 but there will be an Overlord Ale beer launch by Dark Revolution at that time, in collaboration with BDAC for the special D-Day 80 commemorations.