Town honours D-Day heroes on 75th anniversary

The Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor Brian Larcombe MBE, and mayoress Wendy Larcombe, with Philip Evans MBE, president of the Lyme Regis branch of the Royal British Legion, and chairman Ian Marshall
The Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor Brian Larcombe MBE, and president of the Royal British Legion Lyme Regis branch, Philip Evans MBE, lay wreaths at the war memorial

A WREATH laying service was held at Lyme Regis war memorial on Thursday morning to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Led by the Reverend Rosemary Bragg, the service remembered those from Lyme who fought in the Second World War, as well as the American GIs from the 16th Infantry Regiment of the 1st US Infantry Division who were stationed in the town in the run up to D-Day.

The Revered Chris Woodman from Lyme Regis Baptist Church led prayers, and wreaths were laid at the memorial by the Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor Brian Larcombe MBE, and the president of the Royal British Legion Lyme Regis branch, Philip Evans MBE.

Mr Evans then delivered the Exhortation and the Last Post was played by Dennis Bye, followed by a two-minute’s silence and the Reveille.

Among those attending the service were several representatives of the Royal British Legion, town councillors and council staff.

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