D-Day 80 Commemorations 2024

The D Day commemoration took place on Thursday 6th June 2024.

Potton’s Town Crier, Carlton Avison, and Vice-Chairman of Potton Town Council’s Events Committee, Denis Ellison were joined by ex-serviceman David Thompson and ex-servicewoman Sarah Chapman at 8am on Thursday 6th June for The Proclamation for the D-Day 80 Commemorations.

The evening event included the lighting of the Beacon by Mrs Ruth Lloyd MBE JP DL, with readings by Sarah Chapman, Youth Councillor Evie Avison and Councillor Vicki Gwilliam. Also retired Navy Captain David Tall OBE RN read a prayer.

The evening was completed with the accolade of Freeman of Potton being awarded to Carlton Avison, for his service and dedication to the community of Potton. This is only the second time that this honour has been bestowed by the Town Council.

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