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D-Day 70: 1940s music rings out again in Portsmouth

TRIBUTE The Poppy Girls singing group meet 90-year-old D-Day veteran Matthew Guymer MBE

TRIBUTE The Poppy Girls singing group meet 90-year-old D-Day veteran Matthew Guymer MBE

MUSIC from a bygone era will be revived in Portsmouth today as the city continues to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

It will be featured in a day-long event at Southsea Common, which has been transformed with military exhibitions and parades, film screenings and theatre performances, along with talks by veterans.

At 11am armed forces reservists will take centre stage, marching along the seafront, led by sailors from Portsmouth-based HMS King Alfred.

And from 7pm tonight a family-orientated concert will be held at Southsea Common, featuring the hit music of the 1940s with live singers and a big band building up to a fireworks finale at 10pm.

Music will be provided by the Royal Marines Association Concert and Big Band, the Portsmouth Military Wives Choir, the Portsmouth Music Hub D-Day 70 Choir and the Milton Glee Club.

 

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