A MEMORIAL for the 75th anniversary of D-Day will see hundreds of bodies marked out in the sand on Rhyl beach this week.

Rhyl Royal British Legion (RBL) and veteran support service Woody's Lodge will welcome veterans of the Second World War for a commemorative service and act of remembrance led by the Reverend Paul Robinson of the United Church to mark the pivotal operation which took place on June 6, 1944.

Volunteers from schools in Rhyl, Abergele and Dyserth will be hard at work from 6am to create the massive, temporary monument - which has been inspired a 2013 memorial, The Fallen 9,000, which was created near Arromanches, France on one of the sites of the 1944 Normandy landings - between the Events Arena and the lifeboat station.

In addition, Poppy Appeal organiser Richard Kendrick has reprised his partnership with Dyserth chainsaw artist Ian Murray to unveil a lifesize World War Two 'Tommy' figure carved from a single piece of timber.

Chris Ruane, MP for the Vale of Clwyd and Rhyl mayor cllr Ellie Chard are expect to attend, alongside other Denbighshire County Council councillors, for the tribute, which starts at 10.10am at the Lifeboat station.

The Last Post will be played, and there will be an epitaph read by RBL ch\airman Keith Browne to the battle of Kohima - which marked the turning point in the pacific theatre of war, as well as a two minute silence and wreaths laid to the fallen.

Woody's Lodge Rhyl branch vice chairman Bill Porter will read a closing speech, before moving on to 1891 at midday, where drinks will be bought for attended veterans.