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Event Programme

Tuesday 9th May

The morning of Monday 9 May will begin with the siren sounded from Victoria Tower at 8:59 am, in remembrance of those who fought in the Second World War.  This will be followed by a two-minute silence before the sounding of the 'all clear' siren.

The historic Guernsey Schools Relay Race will be back in St. Peter Port again this year with races for boys and girls.

The Bailiff of Guernsey will lay a commemorative wreath at the War Memorial at 09:50am.

The The Liberation Day Military Parade will start at The North Beach carpark, ending at Town Church. The parade will be inspected by the Governor, Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell.

The Liberation 7 is Guernsey’s oldest race and forms part of the Liberation Day celebrations on 9th May. The seven-mile race is open to all. Starting at 10 am at Rousse, the course crosses the north of the island before snaking down the east coast and finishing in town.

Castle Cornet is open to the public. 



The traditional Church Service at the Town Church will take place alongside services across the Island's churches to mark the day at 11 am. 

Plans for a parish-focused Liberation Day are well underway.

The much-anticipated Cavalcade is set to return this Liberation Day. The Cavalcade, will travel along Guernsey's coast on Tuesday 9 May.

Approximately 100 military vehicles and motorbikes from the Guernsey Military Vehicle Group, classic cars from the Old Car Club and tractors will join the Cavalcade this year.

You can find the full timings here.

The Cavalcade will form a static display along the seafront from Crown Pier to Albert Pier for a chance for people to get a close up look at some of the vehicles. 

With Live music and dancing from the era, featuring big band tunes and 40’s classic songs, dress to impress in 40’s style outfits.

Crown Pier, St Peter Port

Refreshments from 15:00 Bar open 17:00 – 21:15

The traditional fireworks always signal the end of the day’s celebrations and will be launched from their usual location at Castle Cornet.

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