Welsh Lib Dems commemorate 80th anniversary of D-Day

5 Jun 2024
Stony beach with threatening cloud over sea.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have marked the 80th anniversary of the D-day landings in Normandy.

On the 6th of June 1944, Allied forces launched “Operation Neptune”, one of the largest amphibious assaults in history, in order to liberate France and later on the rest of central Europe from the Nazi regime.

Over 20,000 Welsh servicemen and women played an active role in the invasion force on the day, with the South Wales Borderers regiment landing in Normandy as part of the 50th infantry division.

Commenting, the Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Jane Dodds MS said:

“Today we remember the thousands of Allied servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

Their resilience and determination against a seemingly unstoppable tyrannical force should serve as a reminder for us all today to continue the fight for liberty and democracy.  

As time carries on and events like D-day pass into history, we must always remember the stories of those involved and we must never forget their service and sacrifice.”

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