Cheshire Police Band honoured to mark 70th anniversary of D-Day

Cheshire Police Band marks 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy

Cheshire Police Band marks 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

MUSICIANS from the band of Cheshire Constabulary joined forces with West Yorkshire′s Police band to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy last week.

Throughout the four-day commemorations, the band with their corps of drums, performed at numerous concerts, parades and memorial services.

On June 6, the band began the day with a performance on Sword Beach, one of the five main landing areas along the Normandy coast during the initial assault phase in 1944.

They then moved ontoa service at the large Ranville Cemetery before finishing the day at Arromanches, where they performed for the gathered veterans prior to the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Musical Director David Woollam said "It was an honour to team up with the West Yorkshire Band to recognise the sacrifices of those who took part in the D-Day landings."

"The band was exceptionally well received wherever they went and I am sure the visit will never be forgotten by those who attended."

The Band of Cheshire Constabulary was formed in 1967 and is a traditional brass band with a corps of drums that has a wide concert repertoire.

Band members are volunteers from the police service and wider community who undertook the visit at their own expense. The band is currently seeking cornet players, if interested please feel free to get into contact.

For more information about the band and contact details please visit cheshirepoliceband.co.uk/.

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