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D-day remembered

2024 marks 80 years since the D-Day landings. The 6th of June, 1944 was the day Operation Overlord was put into effect, making it the largest combined effort of land, air and sea forces. Though incredibly successful there were casualties of over 209,00. The day will be remembered around the world with the lighting of beacons, bonfires and lamps among other ceremonies and memorials.

The town council of Oakham will commemorate this anniversary with ...tbc

Here at Oakham Castle we will fly the special D-Day flag. 

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The walls of Oakham Castle are hung with ceremonial horseshoes, given by notable visitors to the county. When George VI visited in 1944 he was here to inspect the Airbourne Regiment in Oakham. 

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