This year is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. The Rhyl RBL and Woody’s lodge will be holding an anniversary event of Rhyl beach on Thursday 6th of June.
Wood sculptor Ian Murray has created a life size Tommy (The Silent Solider) out of wood and will be unveiled at the event on the beach, The Tommy will look like a soldier on the Normandy beach in 1944. Local veteran Bill Porter from Woody’s Lodge came up with the idea to have him in the beach.
Ian has also made templates so a memorial of 100s of soldiers silhouettes can be create on the sand to commemorate the fallen.
All local schools, councillors, MPs, Ams and veterans. have been invited to the event along with the public, the plan a short talk
at 10.30am and a short service at 10.5am5 and finishing with the last post.
Sound Radio Wales hopes to be there on the day to bring you footage and images from the event.