Commemorating the heroes of the Battle of Normandy

A smiling female soldier looks to an elderly D-Day veteran sitting by her side.

The 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings

On 5 and 6 June this year, a series of major commemorations in the UK and France will honour the brave personnel who risked their lives for freedom and peace.

Events in the United Kingdom

Find out more about commemorative D-Day 80 events taking place in the UK, including the national event in Portsmouth.

Events in the UK

Events in France

A number of commemorative events are being held in Normandy on both 5 and 6 June 2024.

Events in Normandy

Veterans’ stories

Read the incredible stories of our D-Day veterans, retold in detail by military historians.

British Army Officer who ‘saved’ D-Day

Discover the story of Lieutenant Colonel Eadie.

The only medic on the beach

Discover the story of Flight Lieutenant Richard Rycroft.

Photo of Flight Lieutenant Richard Rycroft, who was the only medical officer on OMAHA beach on D-Day.

The Malaysian fighter pilots

Discover the story of The Talalla Brothers.

Latest news

Stay up to date with the latest details on how the UK will mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day.


Find out more about the organisations delivering D-Day 80 commemorations.

An elderly veteran wearing a suit and beret smiles as he links arms with a soldier in dress uniform.

Why was D-Day so important?

Discover more about one of history’s most ambitious military operations.

Soldiers form a line on a Normandy beach while in the background their comrades run through the sea towards them.

D-Day 80 updates

Keep abreast of the latest details on how the UK will mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

A statute representing three British soldiers stands in front of a dull sunset.