St. Andrew's Douzaine, Guernsey

Liberation Day

Liberation Day 2018

On the 9th May each year Guernsey celebrates the Liberation of the Island from the German occupation that ended on the 9th May 1945.

After the very successful Liberation Day 2017 celebrations, the team from the Douzaine which had been tirelessly organising the event for many years, expressed a wish to take a bit of a break from this task in order to re-charge their batteries and also spend a little more time celebrating Liberation Day around the Island with their families.

Although there was no direct involvement by Douzaine members in 2018, Parish celebrations still took place in and around the Last Post.

The Last Post is now under new management and the establishment is rapidly going from strength to strength with its excellent food and hospitality now attracting visitors and locals from all around the Island. Although arrangements are yet to be finalised for the 2019 Liberation Day celebrations, the new landlords at the Last Post are very keen for the establishment fully to play its part in Parish life, including Liberation Day celebrations; further information will be published in due course.

If anyone wishes to share their Liberation Day photos (present and past) on this Website, please submit them to (preferably in jpg format, at a resolution of 1024×768).  If you have any difficulties manipulating photos or, are pressed for time, just drop a memory card or disk into the Constables’ Office – attaching your name and address etc., so that we can return them to you.