Pavilion cinema to screen live tribute to D-Day troops

The Pavillion in Galashiels where a fire damaged Gala Bingo.
The Pavillion in Galashiels where a fire damaged Gala Bingo.

It was the beginning of the end for the Nazi occupation of Europe, but 70 years ago tomorrow, D-Day also saw thousands of Allied troops lose their lives on the beaches of Normandy.

To mark their sacrifice, tomorrow’s anniversary will see a live screening at the Pavilion Cinema in Galashiels, right, of the national commemoration concert taking place at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Scottish Borders Branch of the military charity SSAFA, one of the charities to benefit from the event, reports that the needs of those who have served are changing.

While many of those who took part in the landings lost their lives, a great many others suffered lifelong injuries.

SSAFA is the longest established military charity providing lifelong support for those who serve, used to serve, and their families.

SSAFA volunteer Gerry Kelly commented: “We are delighted to be among those benefiting from the live screening at the Pavilion in Galashiels from the Royal Albert Hall. This is a timely reminder of the bravery we expect from our military.”

The D-Day Commemoration Screening at the Pavilion Galashiels will start at 7.45pm.