Armed services veterans, along with their friends and family, are being invited to join in with a special event in the lead-up to the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

Churchill Retirement Living is set to host the gathering on May 8, from 2-4pm at Marlborough Lodge in Kidlington.

All members of the public are invited to share stories and mark the significant milestone.

Churchill's marketing manager, Bernadette Hennelly, said: "Our D-Day commemoration event is the perfect opportunity for local people to come and mark the anniversary of this huge moment in our history.

"We’d love to welcome anyone with interesting memories to share about the war, whether they experienced it first-hand or have a family member who played a part, it’s a time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy today.

"It’s also a chance to meet our owners and our friendly team and learn about the freedom, security and independence that can be enjoyed in a new Churchill apartment.

"I’d encourage people to come and see for themselves the wonderful community atmosphere on offer here."

Marlborough Lodge is a collection of one and two bedroom retirement apartments for over 60s.

It offers an owner's lounge, a guest suite for friends and family to stay and a 24-hour emergency Careline service.

To find out more and register to attend, call 01865 521695 or visit the Churchill Retirement website.