Events in France

5 June

Commemorative event at the Bayeux War Cemetery

Veterans and their families or descendants have been invited to register their interest for a commemorative event hosted by the Royal British Legion at the Bayeux War Cemetery.

Bayeux Cemetery

Bayeux Cathedral service

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, in partnership with the town of Bayeux, will host the annual Service of Thanksgiving at the Bayeux Cathedral on the evening of Wednesday 5 June.

Bayeux Cathed

Bayeux War Cemetery candlelit vigil

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission will lead an evening vigil at the Bayeux War Cemetery during which 4,500 graves will be illuminated.

Details on how to register your interest in this event will be announced in due course.

Bayeux Cemetery

6 June

The UK National Commemorative Event

The UK National Commemorative Event in Normandy will be held in the daytime on 6 June at the British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer.

The British Normandy Memorial contains the names of the 22,442 servicemen and women under British command who fell on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944.

This year’s 80th anniversary of D-Day will mark the first time this memorial has been at the heart of major anniversary commemorations.

The event will be broadcast live in the UK for those unable to attend in person.

British Normandy Memorial