Enniskillen Airport was a hub of activity last Saturday afternoon, June 8, when families gathered to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day at a special commemorative event. 

There were a number of displays including World War Two displays, regimental bands and a military village.

Those attending were invited to bring a picnic and enjoy a ‘Big Lunch’, as well as enjoy the music and take part in fun family activities.

Volunteers from various health and wellbeing charities manned stalls and provided information to the public while those attending admired a number of World War Two vehicles, include a replica Spitfire aeroplane, and armoured vehicles.

As part of the celebrations, a massed pipe band and the Erne Highland Dancers performed.

The band comprised bands and individuals drawn from Fermanagh, Tyrone, Donegal and Cavan, including the pipes and drums of Enniskillen Royal Grammar School, and also of the Royal Dragoon Guards.

Viscount Brookeborough shared a few words with the massed band prior to their performance, which provided a great encouragement to all.

Organisers acknowledged all the pipers and drummers who took part in the event including Drum Major, David Brownlee; Pipe Major Mark Johnston; Lead Drummer Nicky Armstrong; Wendy Graham, Erne Highland Dancers and Cecil Jones, Pipe Major, Enniskillen Pipe Band and Chairman of Erne Highland Dancers.