Penarth Town Council marked the 80th anniversary of D-Day with a civic ceremony on Thursday June 6th.

On D-Day, Allied forces mounted the largest amphibious invasion the world has ever witnessed.

In 1944 Operation Overlord saw around 4,000 ships and landing craft set down about 132,500 troops on five Normandy beaches in an action that would bring about the liberation of north-west Europe from Nazi occupation.

The Town Mayor, Cllr. Gwenda Roberts raised a commemorative flag in West House Gardens at 10am on Thursday 6th June as part of a civic ceremony. After thanking those who took part in the historic operation, a minute’s silence was observed to remember those who lost their lives. The Last Post and Reveille was sounded by renowned trumpeter Philip Morris and his niece, Jade Morris.

Attendees who included representatives of the Royal British Legion, the general public and Councillors, retired for refreshments to discuss the anniversary.