Do you have memories of D Day?

Reg Dakin

Reg Dakin

Join us in marking 75 years since the Normandy landings

Are you a World War II veteran? Do know someone who took part in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944?

The borough will be marking the 75th anniversary of D Day - the day the Allied Forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy - with a full Civic Service.

And HM The Queen's Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Harrow, Simon Ovens, is keen to hear from Harrow residents with a story to share.

Mr Ovens DL said: “This anniversary is a poignant occasion. We remember those brave young soldiers who set sail for France carrying the world’s hopes for freedom. And they succeeded.

“D Day is very close to my heart as my grandfather Reg Dakin (pictured) was there and I was fortunate to hear some of his stories before he passed away. Though he did not like to talk about it.

“It is sad to think future generations won’t be able to hear accounts first-hand and that is why it would be incredible for any Second World War servicemen to get in touch and pass on their stories and experiences to help people understand.”

The service - which will tell the story of D Day and its legacy - will be at St Mary's Church, Harrow on the Hill, at 3pm on Sunday 9th June in the presence of the Harrow Mayor and Mr Ovens DL. Please get in touch via myharrownews@harrow.gov.uk .