21st May 2024

Burnham Town Council, working with the Royal British Legion, is organising three events on Thursday, 6th June, 2024, to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings.

On 6th June, 1944,  at the height of the Second World War, Allied forces launched the largest seaborne invasion in history upon the French coast at Normandy from British ports. Codenamed Operation Overlord, this mammoth logistical exercise led to the downfall of the Nazi regime and, within a year, Victory in Europe. But this was at great cost, with thousands of soldiers losing their lives on the Normandy beaches on that day, often referred to as ‘The Longest Day’.


1045 am – 1230 pm: Service at the War Memorial by the Royal British Legion, followed by refreshments at the Council Chamber.

2pm-6 pm: A war movie, with free entry, at the Rio Cinema

8.30 pm: The lighting of the Beacon on West Quay on the southern edge of Riverside park, including live music.

You are invited to dress in 1940s clothes for the day!

Burnham is commemorating D-Day with three separate events