Camborne’s D-Day commemorations began with an outdoor service at St Martin & St Meriadoc Church this morning.

The service included prayers, the exhortation, playing of the last post, reveille, Kohima epitaph, laying of the wreaths by Camborne Royal British Legion, followed by the blessing and singing of the national anthem.

The wreaths at the Camborne D-Day service
The wreaths laid out at the War Memorial (Picture: Ben Howe)

The commemorations in the town will culminate at Camborne Recreation Ground where a ceremony will take place between 8.45pm to 9.15pm.

There will be tributes by mayor Cllr Stephen Reynolds and the Royal British Legion, along with an exhortation, last post and revile that will take place before the lighting of the D-Day beacon.

An opening ceremony of a new Remembrance Garden at Treswithian Downs Crematorium also took place in Camborne today.

147 Camborne and District Sqn
147 Camborne and District Squadron at the service (Picture: Ben Howe)

Meanwhile, in neighbouring Redruth the community will make its way to the Miner Statue tonight where 1940’s music will be performed live at 8.30pm.

Following this will be the reading of the International Tribute where mayor Cllr Barnes, town clerk Charlotte Caldwell and Vice Lord Lieutenant James Williams are set to speak. Once completed, the lighting of the Lamb Light of Peace will commence.