D-Day 75th anniversary: Pictures from Worthing’s moving memorial ceremony

Worthing’s Chapel Road war memorial was the setting for an emotional service to honour the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Thursday, 6th June 2019, 3:22 pm
Dozens attended a service at Worthing War Memorial this morning (June 6) on the 7th anniversary of D-Day.

These pictures show the number of veterans, dignitaries and members of the public who came out to pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much.

One of the mayor's chaplains, Hazel Sherman, led the service
Tom Wye, a key figure for remembrance in Worthing, read the names and eulogies of two Worthing men killed on D-Day
Military veterans attended the service to show their support and remember comrades past and present
Veterans marched into position to begin the service and concluded it with a short parade down Chapel Road
John Sandles, 92, was there on D-Day 75 years ago, on a ship searching for German U-boats and depth charges
Several passers-by stopped to join the service and pay their respects
Worthing's recently inaugurated mayor, Hazel Thorpe, laid wreaths at the base of the war memorial
A two-minute silence was book-ended by moving renditions of the Last Post
Veterans led a short march down Chapel Road to conclude the service