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'D-Day 75' Commemorations

Published Tuesday, February 26, 2019

This paper outlines the commemorations planned to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, which falls on 6 June 2019.

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The 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings – also known as D-Day – will be on 6 June 2019. 

A series of major commemorations is planned to mark this historic occasion, with events planned in the UK and at various locations along the Normandy coast.

This briefing outlines the Government’s plans for the D-Day commemorations to date, including plans for 300 D-Day veterans to visit Normandy as part of a fully funded tour through a partnership between The Royal British Legion and Arena Travel.

This briefing will be updated to reflect further announcements ahead of the ‘D-Day 75’ anniversary.

Commons Briefing papers CBP-8491

Author: Nigel Walker

Topics: Armed forces, Military operations, Veterans

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