D DAY SERVICE AT THE RAF HARWELL MEMORIAL STONE
On the Saturday nearest to the anniversary of D-Day, a parade and service is held at the RAF Harwell Memorial Stone at the Harwell Campus. The stone marks the departure point for Servicemen who were amongst the first to land on D-Day. This is organised by the Royal British Legion Harwell Branch and supported by the Harwell Campus management.
The inscription on the stone reads:
“THIS STONE MARKS THE END OF THE RUNWAY FROM WHICH AIRCRAFT OF No. 38 GROUP ROYAL AIR FORCE TOOK OFF ON THE NIGHT OF 5 JUNE 1944 WITH TROOPS OF THE 6th AIRBORNE DIVISION WHO WERE AMONG THE FIRST BRITISH SOLDIERS TO LAND IN NORMANDY ON THE MAIN ASSAULT FOR THE LIBERATION OF EUROPE”
Harwell Branch is pleased to announce that the Annual D-Day commemoration will return in its full format in 2022, after a 2 year pause in full proceedings due to the pandemic. This years date set for 4th June. The event is open to all, with the Branch welcoming groups, organisations,...Read More
Please follow the link below to watch the recording og the D-Day Commemoration Service on Saturday 5th June at 1730 Thanks to Mr Allan Macarthur for setting this up for us and for completing the filming. Photos Courtesy of Bob GirlingRead More
We hoped the Parade would be returning in its usual format in 2021 following the cancelled event in 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the virtual event in its place. Although Government restrictions have been lifting in March, April and May, there remains a maximum gathering size of 30...Read More
by Simon Haycox:
Photos from the 2015, 2017 and 2018 parade are on the Chilton Village Community Facebook Page photo stream.