A MILITARY convoy will be taking the salute at Milestones Museum to celebrate the 80th anniversary of D-Day in June. 

More than 55 military vehicles will assemble at the museum on June 29, which is Armed Forces Day, before departing at 10am and travelling 30 miles through locations with 'specific D-Day relevance'.

Stops on the convoy's route include Kingsclere, Greenham Business Park and Newbury Town Centre before ending in Hungerford.

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The convoy, which includes two pre-war fire engines, will be accompanied by the Royal British Legion (RBL) riders branch, a group for veterans who ride bikes, as well as anyone else in the Legion. 

John Leete, a member of the riders branch, said: "The event is a joint effort between the RBL riders branch and other volunteers, not all of us are riders or veterans. We are just a collective group of people who want to support those who made the ultimate sacrifice."

Peter Grinstead, Air Commodore, will take the salute at Milestones and Kingsclere, a military tradition where a person of high rank is saluted by soldiers marching past.

The convoy will arrive at Milestones at 7am, with members of the public invited to see the vehicles from 9am. The group will depart at 10am, arriving at Hungerford at approximately 12.30pm.

Once the convoy has departed from the museum, the military-themed activities will continue inside Milestones. On Saturday, June 29, vintage vocal trio The Blue Stockings will perform 1940s and 1950s favourites, combining the tight harmonies of a bygone era with sassy choreography and a swinging style. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be pub sing alongs from the incredible Frankie Heartless with old-fashioned glamour and songs in the style of Ava Gardner from Kate Aherne on Sunday.

As well as this, visitors can meet re-enactors who will be plotting Second World War battles. Dressed in character, the group have the equipment to showcase how Winston Churchill and his generals would have watched how battles were progressing from Churchill’s War Rooms. They will be performing demonstrations throughout the weekend.