THOUSANDS have lined the Rhyl promenade in a stirring display of respect to the fallen soldiers of D Day.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the pivotal Second World War operation volunteers from the town's schools, the Rhyl Royal British Legion and veterans support charity Woody's Lodge have been hard at work since 6am on Thursday morning preparing a variety of tributes.

Rhyl Journal: Ex-servicemen salute the 'Tommy' memorial in memory of the fallen. Picture: Kerry RobertsEx-servicemen salute the 'Tommy' memorial in memory of the fallen. Picture: Kerry Roberts

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Thousands have paid their respects to the fallen soldiers of D Day in Rhyl. Picture: Kerry Roberts

As part of the day's tributes, silhouette's representing fallen servicemen have been set in the sand of Rhyl beach between the Events Arena and the Lifeboat station, while Dyserth veteran and chainsaw artist Ian Murray unveiled a new 'Tommy' statue carved in timber for the town.

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Ian Murray's chainsaw carved 'Tommy' statue flanked by two of the town's silent soldier silhouettes from last years First World War One centenary anniversary tribute. Picture: Kerry Roberts.

In addition to the memorials, wreaths have been laid at the Tommy as well as an appearance from a military piper.

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A piper marks the 75th anniversary of D Day on Rhyl beach. Picture: Kerry Roberts

Also taking place in the order of events was Commemoration service and act of remembrance led by Reverend Paul Robinson of the United Church, a two minute silence and an Exhortation by Rhyl RBL chairman Keith Browne.