The Portsmouth City Council and Royal British Legion D-Day 75 memorial service will take place on 6 June at the D-Day Stone on Southsea Esplanade.

The service will be attended by veterans from across the country and will start at 10.50am at The D-Day Stone.

It will be preceded by the Veterans' parade marching from Canoe Lake Car Park at 10.30am with The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines and a platoon of Royal Marines Cadets to the D-Day Stone.

The memorial service will be conducted by the Reverend Canon Bob White and will include laying of wreaths at the D Day Stone.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture Leisure and Sport at Portsmouth City Council said: "This year's D-Day Stone memorial service will be especially poignant as we mark the 75 anniversary with veterans from across the country.

"We hope people will join us on Southsea Esplanade as we remember the sacrifices made by so many who departed from Portsmouth on D-Day in 1944."

Southsea will be a focal point for D-Day commemorations with the events and services in Normandy being screened on Southsea Common on 6 June.

Parking for the event is available on Castle Field at a charge of £10 per day or pay and display parking outside of the road closure area.

Road closures will be in place around the D-Day Stone from 6:00am-12:00noon on St Helen's parade, Clarence Esplanade, parking will also be suspended during this time. The bus interchange will be closed and temporary bus stops will be set up on St Helen's Parade.

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