Liberation Day events revert to popular format – see the full schedule

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A schedule of the events for Monday’s celebrations has been released by the Bailiff’s Office and includes the traditional commemorative ceremony in Liberation Square before a 1940s-themed event at the Weighbridge complete with food stalls and entertainment.

Last year many Islanders reacted angrily after parts of the day’s celebrations were moved to the People’s Park, meaning there would only be a ten-minute re-enactment in the Liberation Square.

Because of the public outcry, especially among Occupation survivors, the Bailiff, William Bailhache, chose to reinstate the full re-enactment, which culminates outside the Pomme d’Or Hotel and a spokesman for the Bailiff’s Office said the format would return to that of 2014 after changes were made last year to mark the 70th anniversary.

9.35 am: L a Ronde Concert Band start performing in Liberation Square until 10.18 am

9.40 am: Band of the Island of Jersey begin playing in the Royal Square until 10.05 am

10.05 am: Bailiff William Bailhache and Mrs Bailhache arrive at Church Street entrance of the States Building

10.10 am: Lieutenant Governor General Sir John McColl and Lady McColl arrive at Church Street entrance of the States Building

10.15 am: Parade One, involving the Jersey Scout Band, the Jersey Guides and Standards and the Jersey Scouts and Standards, move from Vine Street to Liberation Square followed by Parade Two which involves the Band of the Island of Jersey, the Jersey Field Squadron, the Parochial Standards, the Jersey Sea Cadets, Army Cadet Force, Victoria College Combined Cadet Force, Air Training Corps,St John Ambulance Brigade, Colours and Standards ex-service organisations, Members and Veterans, D-Day Normandy and WWII Veterans

10.30 am: Special States sitting presided over by the Bailiff with a key address given by Constable Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard. The sitting will be live broadcast on big screens in Liberation Square and the Weighbridge

10.50 am: Parade Three led by the Jersey Pipe Band which moves from the Royal Square to Liberation Square via Church Street and Mulcaster Street followed by Parade Four led by the Band of the Island of Jersey.

11.05 am: Fanfare by the Band of the Island of Jersey, welcome address by the Bailiff, service of thanksgiving by the Dean of Jersey and a performance by the Musical Originals Singers.

11.35 am: Re-enactment of Liberation followed by a performance of Beautiful Jersey by Musical Originals Singers’ Rachel Hayden.

11.55 am: National anthem played by the Band of the Island of Jersey, retiring parade from the main stage in Liberation Square to Saluting Dais in front of the Pomme d’Or Hotel

Noon: Final parade of marching contingents and drive past of motor cavalcade

12.30 pm: Weighbridge 1940s-themed celebrations begin until 5.30 pm.

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