Worcester is preparing to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, with a free talk about the role a regiment from across the county played in Normandy.

Stamford Cartwright from the Worcestershire Yeomanry Museum will host the session on Saturday, June 1 at 11am, at the Guildhall on the High Street.

Paul Harding, chairman of the Friends of the Worcestershire Yeomanry Museum, said: "Stamford’s talk on the Yeomanry, from D-Day and beyond is a perfect opportunity to learn how county men helped lead the liberation of Europe 80 years ago.

The 53rd (Worcestershire Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment was established in 1794, and by World War II, evolved to a critical supporting role for the famed 6th Airborne Division.

Playing a pivotal role on D-Day with their glider landings and artillery support, their bravery and skill were essential in the Battle of Normandy.

D-Day's Normandy landings - codenamed Operation Overlord - took place June 6, 1944 and are cited as a pivotal moment for the Allies in winning the war.

This City's event aims to shed more light on the unit’s historical significance.

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Mr Harding said: "Both County Regiments were involved in the Battle for Normandy, 80 years ago, however the Yeomanry were the first Regiment in action."

This event also serves as a platform for those interested to learn about membership in the Friends Group, a body dedicated to supporting the Museum.

In addition to the talk, attendees are encouraged to engage with the Yeomanry table set up within the premises all week or find out more via their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WorcesterYeomanry).

The Worcestershire Soldier Gallery, located in the City Museum and Art Gallery, will also feature new display boards, further enriching the commemoration.

Booking isn't required but it's recommended that you arrive between 10:30 and 10:45 to get a seat.