Brixham played a crucial role in the liberation of Europe. The American 4th Division departed our harbour and landed on the first beach to be liberated – Utah. Allied forces and refugees were welcomed into our community and many remain in our local churchyard.

We intend to hold a major commemoration event on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day next year. We anticipate that local groups, voluntary organisations, commercial and professional interests will participate in some way. It may be a display or activity of some sort that is pertinent to the event.

It will boost our town. We intend to hold specific a specific event on the 6th June and have a guest list of 300 national and local dignitaries. We anticipate crowds of 10,000 people for the public events. We have for example pre-booked the ‘Battle of Britain’ memorial flight and several other attractions for that week.

Other Brixham organisations, clubs, companies or societies etc will be celebrating the week. We can therefore adjust our early programme to suit and include you in publicity.

We would be delighted if you would consider doing something around a 1940’s theme to celebrate this historical event between Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th June 2019 next year.

We can provide further details in due course. I am contactable on 01803 852270 or email if you want to discuss further.

We would be grateful for a response by the 1st September so that we can plan accordingly.

John Brennan
Project Lead
Brixham Future CIC