Salute to Fallen of Normandy; ANNIVERSARY: New Mayor to Lay Wreath as Old Soldiers Gather

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Byline: By Steve Evans

OLD soldiers will gather in a quiet corner of a Nuneaton park to honour the 700 men from Coventry and Warwickshire who lost their lives in the Normandy campaign.

Wreaths will be laid in the town's Riversley Park on Wednesday to mark the 63rd anniversary of D-Day -and veterans from across the region are expected to turn out to pay tribute to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

The regiment suffered more than 700 casualties in the bloody campaign following the Normandy invasion of 1944 and Riversley Park is now home to a special Royal Warwickshire memorial.

The memorial was unveiled seven years ago following a Telegraph-backed campaign to raise pounds 5,000.

Members of the Royal Warwickshire Regimental Association will be turning out to mark the anniversary.

Nuneaton and Bedworth's new mayor, Cllr Bill Sheppard, will be laying a wreath on behalf of the people of the borough.

A bugler will sound the last post and there will then be a two-minute silence.

The service will be conducted by the Rev Alan Potts, padre to the Royal Signals Regiment, based at Bramcote Barracks. …