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Stephen Morgan MP gets promise from Minister that D-Day 80 commemoration will take place in Portsmouth

By 26 October 2023No Comments

Stephen Morgan MP has received assurance from the Defence Minister that an “appropriate event” will be held in Portsmouth as part of the D-Day80 commemorations in 2024.

Mr Morgan wrote to the Defence Secretary last month asking their Department to not forget about Portsmouth as a host for the D-Day80 national commemorations.

The city MP has said he will be following up with the Minister to ensure Portsmouth’s commemorative event is prioritised as a significant event for the nation.

The National Commemorative Event to mark the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, attended by The Queen, The Prince of Wales and Heads of Government and Representatives of Leaders of the Allied Nations, took place in Portsmouth in 2019.

Mr Morgan said there would be no more fitting place to host D-Day80 commemorations than in Portsmouth, the home of The D-Day Story and the main departure point where the operation sailed from all those years ago.

Commenting, Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan said:

“The 80th anniversary of D-Day is an opportunity for us to remember the bravery and sacrifice from those who fought to liberate Europe in the closing stages of World War Two and honour all D-Day Veterans including those that are still with us.

“I’m reassured by the Minister’s comments that an event will take place in Portsmouth for D-Day80 next year.

“I will now be following up with the Minister to ensure that Portsmouth’s event is prioritised as a significant national event, given the significance D-Day has for our city and Portsmouth families.”

Mr Morgan has a long track record of raising issues affecting service personnel, veterans and their families in Parliament to ensure a better deal from the Government.