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Biggest ever motor cavalcade for Liberation 75 in Guernsey

Celebrations on a previous Liberation Day in Guernsey. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Planning for Liberation 75 celebrations in Guernsey is going well, according to its organisers.

A central part of the commemorations will be the biggest ever motor cavalcade which will see 250 vehicles parade from L'Ancresse and to St Peter Port.

It will include 90 military vehicles visiting from the UK, as well as vintage cars, floats and tractors.

There will also be a re-enactment of the first British troops to liberate Guernsey on the morning of the 9th of May 1945. This will take place on the Victoria slip.

Islanders will be able to see HMS Medusa (a veteran of the D-Day landings in Normandy) which is being drafted into Guernsey to land a 'representation of troops', to symbolise what happened on 9 May 1945.

It will be a very moving experience watching a re-enactment of the British troops landing in Guernsey to liberate the island, what a great way to start the day’s proceedings

– Nikki Symons, Head of Marketing & Events, Sport & Culture

Other events happening throughout the day include a secondary schools race, the unveiling of the 75th Anniversary commemorative monument and a parachute display.

The finale of the day will feature a firework display at 9.30pm, lighting up Castle Cornet and the harbour.