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65th anniversary of Liberation Day

30 April 2010

The Bailiff of Jersey, Mr Michael Birt, has released details of the programme of events to mark the 65th anniversary of Liberation Day on 9 May 2010.

The formal ceremonial arrangements begin in Liberation Square and the Royal Square at 9.45hrs with performances by the La Ronde Concert Band and the Caledonian Pipe Band.

After the arrival of His Excellency Lieutenant General A P Ridgway CB CBE, Lieutenant-Governor and Mrs Ridgway at 10.25hrs in the Royal Square, the ceremonies move into the States Chamber at 10.30hrs. 

All parades including those of the Court and the States, make their way to Liberation Square for 11.00hrs for the Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration of Liberation led by the Dean of Jersey followed by the re-enactment of Liberation and the RAF flypast.

The final parade and drive past is scheduled to commence at 12.05hrs in Liberation Square.

All the morning events will be broadcast live on a giant TV screen at the Weighbridge. Members of the public will be able to follow the ceremonies and service live on the TV screen, which will also feature some of the entertainment in the afternoon.
Seating will be available in this area and the public will be able to purchase refreshments. Official programmes will be available  in the Royal Square, Liberation Square and the Weighbridge. 

The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth and The Kohima Band, The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment will both be visiting Jersey to participate in the Liberation Day celebrations.

The informal entertainment  and refreshments in the afternoon at the Weighbridge has been arranged by Jersey Tourism.


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