A programme of events around Whitehill and Bordon to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day has been confirmed.

Events will take place throughout the town from June 4 to 8 with a beacon lighting on the 6th among the many highlights.

The Phoenix Theatre will host an exhibition of D-Day memorabilia in partnership with the Woolmer Forest Heritage Society from Tuesday, June 4, with a classic D-Day film being screened at the Station Road venue two days later.

They’re also playing a part in an “immersive interactive D-Day experience” at the Town Park on Saturday, June 8, with silent disco technology being used to recreate the stories, sounds and music of the day.

A special proclamation by the town crier and a raising of the Union Flag and standards by the Royal British Legion will take place outside Forest Community Centre at 8am on the 6th before attention switches to Whitehill village hall.

The venue will host an exhibition of D-Day memorabilia, historical photos and memorabilia from the Woolmer Forest Heritage Society and smaller REME museum pieces from 7.30pm. Author John Owen Smith will also provide recordings of historic conversations before the beacon is lit at 9.15pm.

A military-themed event is planned for 2pm onwards at Town Park on June 8 with live music, stalls and displays.

Organisers Whitehill Town Council would like to hear from anyone with a military vehicle or themed stalls who would like to get involved. If you can help either email [email protected] or call 01420 473123.