The 80th anniversary of D-Day is set to be remembered at a special event in Stalham, complete with a tribute to fishermen who helped support the operation.

The town will hold a peace parade and light a beacon this evening to commemorate the D-Day Landings.

At 6pm there will be a fish supper at the Poppy Centre honouring the fishermen who helped with the operation.

Many fishermen were drafted in to military service during the war, using their skills in small boats on operations around the coast.

Meanwhile, fishing fleets played a crucial role in keeping the country fed.

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This will be followed by the lighting of the beacon and tribute lanterns at 9pm.

On Tuesday, June 4, Stalham Town Council and volunteers were busy putting the flags up in the high street ahead of the commemorations.

Doreen Joy, Stalham Town Council clerk, said: "Since we started organising our event it has really exploded and it is set to be a huge event.

"More and more people are wanting to come from around the county and we even have the sheriff of Norfolk coming.

"We have lots planned including a fish and chip supper, the lighting of the beacon at the village hall and we will have serving officers from Colchester Barracks visiting us."