The Bromsgrove community came together this week to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. 

Residents and veterans gathered at the war memorial on Crown Close for a special service of remembrance at 11am on Thursday (June 6) following a procession. 

The moving service included laying wreaths at the monument in memory of those who fought and lost their lives during the Normandy Landings in June 1944. 

A special guest at the service was 97-year-old veteran Albert Malin who helped land men onto the beaches of Normandy during D-Day and also brought back the injured and fallen soldiers. 

The service has been praised by residents The service has been praised by residents (Image: Bromsgrove Royal British Legion)

In a post on Facebook following the event, Bromsgrove Royal British Legion thanked everyone for their support with Friends of St John's Church also saying how "wonderful" it was for so many people to turn up and show their respects to the fallen. 

They added: "May we always remember those brave people who gave their lives for our freedom."

Bromsgrove Royal British Legion also hosted a 1940s-themed party at the Dry Spy from 7.30pm. 

This included a buffet inspired by the era with a performance by Vintage Class Singers. 

Councillor Dr David Nicholl added: "Absolute honour to meet veterans at the 80th anniversary of D Day commemoration in Bromsgrove.

"A truly remarkable generation, we forever live in their debt."