D-DAY Heroes

Sea Scouts honour the service and sacrifice of the D-Day Heroes.

On Thursday 6th June 3rd Bingley Sea Scouts will join with Spen Valley Marching Band, Bingley Remembrance Group, Bingley Town Council, All Saints Choir, Veterans and Bingley Detachment Cadets with the public. They will honour the service and sacrifice of the D Day heroes by hosting a commemoration ceremony in Bingley Town Square. This will commence at around 8:30pm and will end with the international tribute and the lighting of a special D Day 80 beacon, in conjunction with communities across the UK, overseas territories and along the beaches of Normandy.

The Scouts and Royal British Legion for this occasion have launched the D-Day 80th Anniversary Blanket Badge. A tribute marking 80 years since the historic D-Day landings, this badge is a symbol of honour and respect for the brave individuals who fought valiantly on a pivotal day in history. Some of the net sales will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion.

During the Second World War, Scouts carried on both at home and abroad. Scouts on Home Front used their skills to support their communities. Adult members and Scout volunteers helped to support refugees and displaced people. In Prisoner of War (POW) camps across the world, Scouts secretly carried on Scouting, risking punishment in order to keep their connection with the Movement going.

To find out more about Scouting during the Second World War follow: https://www.scouts.org.uk/about-us/our-history/our-online-exhibitions/scouting-during-the-second-world-war/

Toby Hammond, County Youth Commissioner said ‘Remembrance events are important community events. It is brilliant to hear that our young people are supporting their community and getting involved. In Scouts Promise we promise to help other people and uphold our Scout Values. The people taking part in this event are living by their promise.’