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75th anniversary of the D-Day landings will be marked with the secret history of RAF North Witham

The 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings is to be marked by an atmospheric walk and telling of the secret history of RAF North Witham.

The wartime base was a launch pad for an American pre-invasion strike on the eve of the Normandy landings.

The walk on June 5 lasts around two-and-a-half hours starting at 5.30pm from the main Twyford Wood car park, off the A151 Colsterworth to Bourne Road. It is free, but tickets should be booked via www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/d-day-walk-tickets-61937413471

Oakham's remembrance parade (5349496)
Oakham's remembrance parade (5349496)

On June 6 the film ‘The Longest Day’ will show at 7.30pm in Uppingham Town Hall. Tickets can be reserved at Oakham Museum and Castle, Oakham Town Council, Uppingham Sports and Books and the Military Veterans Breakfast Club. To mark the start of Armed Forces week a flag-raising ceremony will take place in Oakham Castle on June 24. A barbecue, music and attractions is being planned for September 8 to mark Rutland’s Armed Forces Day.

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