THE 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings will be celebrated locally on June 6.

Holcombe Rogus will mark the anniversary with their own commemoration to remember D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. National events will also be held across the UK. 

The community in Holcombe Rogus is currently considering how to best commemorate the D-Day 80th anniversary, and is in talks with The Royal British Legion to gather information on events that could be arranged in their village.

Villagers have discussed possible events such as lighting a beacon, collecting and displaying memorabilia of the period, and collecting and displaying stories of local people from the period.

Tracing the footsteps of local people and American troops who went on to take part in the storming of the beaches in Normandy, who were based in Holcombe Court and the surrounding areas, would be interesting for the local community to learn about.

Organisers hope that an event could be arranged to remember the sacrifice made by those lost on D-Day almost 80 years ago, and to celebrate the outcome.

The Parish Council has also approved a £750 grant to cover the costs of the Village Hall expenses on the day.

If you would like to take part, you can contact Gordan Czapiewski who is volunteering to co-ordinate this event on 01823 672723 or email [email protected].

For the wider community in Somerset, The Royal British Legion will also be marking the 80th anniversary with events organised throughout the UK and Normandy on 5 and 6 June 2024.