A multitude of events took place over the last week to remember those who fought in WWII. 

Marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Europe began 80 years ago on June 6 and events to mark this historic event took place across the town and surrounding areas and throughout the weekend.

On Thursday June 6 locals hoarded together on Tidmarsh Millenium Green for an evening of D-Day celebrations. 

Food was brought to share with the community along with the popular Greyhound Pub serving soft and alcoholic drinks. 

The village beacon was lit at 9:30 pm to remember those who risked, and sacrificed, their lives for this country. 

A special day of events commemorating D-Day occurred at the Greenham Control Tower last Thursday. 

From 6 pm onwards the community saw a spectacular display of military vehicles, an exhibition for D-Day, and a Kennet Radio outside broadcast. 

Reading Borough Council also did their bit to promote the celebration of such a momentous day through the medium of photography. 

A spokesperson for the council said the following statement in promotion of their visual online exhibition:

"Today marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Thursday June 6 1944. Reading will always remember those who gave their lives in service to our country and in securing our freedom

"Through their eyes: a local perspective on the Second World War' online exhibition from the Royal Berkshire Archives offers a window to the past, exploring how the people of Berkshire prepared for conflict, adapted to unimaginable change and finally celebrated peace on VE Day."

The public may still view the exhibition here. 

An event also took place in Theale to celebrate D-Day, coverage of which made national news. 

The Holy Trinity Church of Theale hosted the event, which saw dozens of residents come together to light the memorial beacon. 

Wokingham Borough Council also took to Facebook to congratulate those who celebrated with their community. 

A spokesperson said "the BEACONS are lit - FITTING tributes across the borough

"Incredible COMMUNITY effort to put on and support these events for this important occasion

"Beacons were lit in Woodley, Finchampstead and Sonning to mark the anniversary of D Day

"Wokingham market place was transformed to mark the occasion with military vehicles, stalls and more."

A fabulous post box topper was also created to celebrate D-Day. The topper shows a female war-time singer with a figure who appears to be Winston Churchill.