This morning at 9am, Mayor of Pembroke Dock Cllr Maria Williams raised the D-Day 80th Anniversary flag from the Pater Hall.

The ceremony was followed by refreshments in the Meyrick Suite.

Continuing the commemorations 9.15pm this evening at the Western Way car park, the Beacon will be lit to mark the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. 

On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in the start of a campaign to liberate France and Western Europe from the Nazis and eventually brought about the end of World War II. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

To commemorate the anniversary, Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre have created a temporary exhibition focusing on people from Pembroke Dock who took part. Their story is told in the museum today, and throughout this year. The exhibition includes uniforms, weapons and kit and even some original Top Secret documents!

Today trustee, volunteer, and lead researcher on this exhibition, Andrew Ludlow, will be in the museum, to talk about the exhibition, and to reflect on the sacrifices made in this pivotal point in the war.