Residents at a Helensburgh retirement home took a trip back in time with their 1940s themed D-Day party.

Marking the 80th anniversary of the historic day, residents at Waverley Court honoured the event by throwing their own party.

Residents and guests were treated to sandwiches, cakes, and biscuits made from authentic 1940s recipes.

Dr Gill Aitkenhead and Elizabeth SaundersDr Gill Aitkenhead and Elizabeth Saunders (Image: Waverley Court)

Partygoers also enjoyed live music, singing, dancing, and a drink while the festivities raised over £400 for the Erskine Home which supports retired servicemen and women.

Retirement housing manager, Elizabeth Saunders, said: “It brings back an awful lot of emotions for the people who experienced D-Day.

“One resident’s father served during D-Day and she was quite emotional.

“The party brought back a lot of memories - but happy ones!”

Residents looked back on wartime memorabiliaResidents looked back on wartime memorabilia (Image: Waverley Court)

Resident of the complex Diane, who helped plan the event, added: “All the residents had a great day – it was lovely.”

Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Dunbartonshire, Dr Gill Aitkenhead MBE, paid the party a visit after she laid a wreath at the Hermitage Park war memorial on behalf of the King.