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D-DAY 80 COMMEMORATIVE

LUNCH

Thursday, 6th June 

12:00 – 14:00


 
 
 
Commemorate D-Day 80 with a delicious 3-course lunch in the Abercromby Dining room. £10 from each meal will be donated to the Army Benevolent Fund.
 
 

TIME & LOCATION



Date and time: June 06 2024 12:00 PM to 14:00 PM

Location: 29 Abercromby Pl. EH3 6QE
Ticket type
Price

Club Member
£24.00
General Admission
£24.00



 
 

ABOUT THE EVENT

 

The Normandy Campaign

 

8th Battalion (Lothians and Peeblesshire)

 The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)

The 8th Battalion landed on Sword Beach between 13 and 18 June 1944 for the initial assault of the Normandy Campaign.  The majority of personnel arrived early in the period with transport and other equipment arriving later.  The Battalion regrouped in a concentration area near Brecy, 10 miles northwest of Caen, on 18 June and was then involved in operations throughout the Normandy Campaign from 19 June – 23 August, mainly in the area between Bayeux and Caen and around Tourville.  The Battalion sustained 89 killed, largely during actions during 16 – 19 June and 26 – 29 July.  Most of those killed from the 8th Battalion are buried or commemorated in cemeteries in the local area.

 

The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s)

The Canadian Scottish Regiment has been affiliated to The Royal Scots since the 1927 and is commemorated by a memorial in the main hall of The Royal Scots Club.  The 1st Battalion landed on Juno Beach on D-Day (6 June 1944) and advanced 6 miles inland on the first day of the Normandy Campaign, more than any other battalion of the British Second Army.  On the night of 8 – 9 June the Battalion prevented a German counter-attack near Putot-en-Basin from reaching the beaches; this action was a major contributory factor to establishing a secure beach-head and thus the success of the landings.  During the period 6 – 9 June the Battalion suffered 2 officers and 61 men killed and 7 officers and 124 men wounded, with a further 13 men missing.

 

OPERATION OVERLORD

80th ANNIVERSARY 1944-2024

In commemoration of this historic event, a special edition bottling has been created by G.H.Q Spirits. Ten pounds from each bottle sold will be divided between the Tri-Service Benevolent Funds, supporting the charities that serve today’s veterans.

G.H.Q. Spirits is proud to be a part of this initiative and to show our support for those who have served our country.

In addition to the special addition bottling, there will be a limited edition print run of 500 Giclée art prints digitally signed by the artist Rui Ricardo. A further ten pounds donation will be made to the Tri-Service Benevolent Funds.


 
 
 

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