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Berkshire Healthcare staff attend D-Day commemoration event

D-Day commemoration event

On Wednesday 5 June Berkshire Healthcare staff attended the national commemoration event marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the largest naval, air and military operation in history.

Published on 6 June 2024

A contingent of 120 colleagues, including those from our Op COURAGE Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, were among the 4,000 specially invited guests at the event in Southsea, Portsmouth.

The event, which was attended by Their Majesties, The King and Queen, and the Prince of Wales, was an opportunity to honour the surviving D-Day 80 Veterans and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

 It paid tribute to the extraordinary bravery and achievements of the D-Day veterans, and the incredible work on the Home Front that combined to make D-Day one of the most important days of the twentieth century.

Dan Brooks, Armed Forces Lead said:
“Today, the bond between the NHS and our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families, partners, children and carers, has never been stronger.

“It was a huge honour to be the only NHS contingent group to be personally invited to be a part of this important national event which reinforces our passion and commitment to deliver the best healthcare to Armed Forces personnel and Veterans from all conflicts”.

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