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Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day

This morning Canon Andrew Haviland led a short service to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day and to remember OE Mr William Lewis (Forest, 1936-39) who lost his life having made it over Gold beach, he was then caught in sniper fire. 

On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 Allied soldiers landed in Normandy, making D-Day the largest seaborne invasion in history, and marked the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe.

Contingent Commander Major Ben MacDowel, SSI Paul Reilly, Jacob Secker, Cedric Lee and James Mathews representing the Tri Service CCF and College Archivist Rebecca Worthy, were joined by The Head, Sir Anthony Seldon who laid a wreath by the statue of “Tommy” in the Garden of Remembrance by Chapel