Trebah Garden is holding a military day on June 2 to remember the D-Day landings.

The event will see war veterans and visitors to the garden gather on the beach to celebrate the heroic actions of the 7,500 American servicemen of the 29th Infantry Division who embarked on landing craft bound for the Normandy beaches.

Between June 11 and 15, a dramatic performance will be held based on the true stories of American servicement who left from Trebah's beach and the local residents of Mawnan Smith and surrounding area who witnessed the events.

The performance – Operation Neptune – was written by award-winning scriptwriter Charlotte O'Leary and features acclaimed actor Oliver Longstaff.

A special tribute to the armed forces sees a limited edition offer for current and ex-service personnel of 15 per cent off bed and breakfast or dinner and tickets to the show.

Trebah's wider programme of anniversary events involves community participation from schools, singers artists and filmmakers whose work will be showcased around the gardens.

The Budock Vean Hotel's Martin Barlow said: “When you look at the beautiful, quiet Helford River today it’s hard to imagine the waters and beaches, banks and roads swarming with landing craft, vehicles and thousands upon thousands of military personnel.

"It’s a moving thought at any time but with the big anniversaries it’s more important than ever for all of us – young and old – never to forget these momentous events.”

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