This week is Liberation week, remembering the days of 1944 when Allied troops pushed on to drive the German troops from Villefranche, Beaulieu, Beausoleil, Monaco and Menton.
Nice itself was liberated on 28 August 1944 by the French resistance fighters who then invited the Allied force to cross the Var river and join them in forcing the German troops out.
The Royal British Legion is paying homage to all service men and women and overseeing a special ceremony taking place tomorrow – Tuesday 21 August at 9.15am – at the main Nice War Memorial on Quai Rauba Capeu. Wreaths will be laid In the presence of British soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Rally for Heroes, including veterans as well as active-service men and women.
Afterwards, drivers taking part in the Rally for Heroes continue their fundraising journey via the Grand Prix circuit in Monaco and onto Bavaria. Funds raised go to Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion.