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D Day 80 Celebrations

June 6 @ 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM

D Day 80

Thatcham Town Council will be supporting two commemorative events which will be taking place on Thursday 6th June, the 80th anniversary of D-Day to mark  one of the most significant military operations in history, and to remember those who gave their lives for the freedom of Europe.

At 11.00am  Thatcham Town Council is supporting The  Royal British Legion Thatcham Branch as they conduct an act of commemoration  at Thatcham Memorial Gardens (Brownsfield Rd Thatcham).  All attendees will be invited to the Town Council Chamber following the service where refreshments will be served.

In the evening,  Thatcham Town Council will be supporting  Greenham Parish Council and Newbury Town Council at a lighting of the Tower event at  Greenham Control Tower. The lighting of the Tower and Beacon Lighting will take place at 9.15pm. There will also be entertainment starting from 6.00pm with Kennet Radio and a dance floor for the occasion, as well as Fish and Chips and liquid refreshment, which will continue after the Tower Lighting.

Thatcham Town Council is providing a free courtesy shuttle bus, run by Newbury and District Buses, taking members of the public who may wish to attend the Greenham Control Tower evening commemorations.

  • 6pm Tower opens for evening activities
  • 9.15pm – Address, then lighting up of the tower


  • Displays of Military Vehicles
  • Exhibition for D-Day 80
  • US Air Force
  • RAF Welford Historical Society
  • Kennet Radio outside broadcast
  • Evening of music & dancing
  • Bar by Renegade Brewery

Free buses start from Thatcham Broadway (outside Morrisons) and Thatcham Town FC Clubhouse 15 mins later
Evening only
Depart Thatcham 19:1519:45 – Depart Control Tower 21:4522:15
Booking not required, but if you would like to reserve a bus space please email letting us know which but you will be getting on.


June 6
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM


Thatcham War Memorial
Bath Road
Thatcham, RG18 3HB United Kingdom
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