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D-Day memorial plaque unveiled in Handforth

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Handforth stood silent on 7th June this year to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

Locals gathered to solemnly remember the day in which so many sacrificed their lives to make the final attack to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny in 1945.

Handforth resident and Legion D’Honneur recipient, Norman Iredale (who sadly passed away earlier this year) was remembered along with many others.

 

 

The event saw the planting of a blossom tree by Captain Anthony Harrison, who was joined by members of Norman’s family at Handforth War Memorial.

Able Seaman Iredale served in the Royal Navy on HMS Sweetbriar, and was assigned the key task of supporting the first convoy which spearheaded the D-Day landings on the French coast.

Norman and his colleagues then returned for six further supply voyages from the English coast until the beachhead was safely established.

 

 

This week, Tatton MP Esther McVey joined Captain Harrison to official unveil a plaque to formally mark the occasion and commemorate the heroes who served for during that final assault.

 

Remembrance Sunday

This year’s Remembrance Sunday parade in Handforth will take place on Sunday 10th November.

The parade will form up at Handforth Community Centre, off Old Road, at 9.15am before marching to St Chad’s Church then on to Handforth War Memorial for the one-minute silence, prayers and wreath laying at 11am.

 

 

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