LLANDUDNO’s Royal Naval Association branch celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier today (Sunday) with a flagship event on Trafalgar Day.

Former Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel from the area plus branches of the Association in Liverpool, Manchester, Runcorn, Wrexham, Oswestry, Chester and the Isle of Man and the Midlands travelled to the resort on Sunday to celebrate the anniversary and commemorate the immortal memory of Admiral Lord Nelson and those who fell with him.

They were accompanied by councillors, VIPs and other civic dignitaries including Miss Alice Millie Woodyatt and Llandudno Mayor, Cllr Angela O'Grady, who accepted the salute at a parade.

Matt Shields, spokesman for the branch speaking ahead of the commemorative event, said: “This is the flagship event of the year for our branch and has been for the last 50 years.

"We will also dedicate of a memorial to past and present members and all those from the town and area who served in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, especially our founder members from 50 years ago."