Lighting beacons to celebrate Royal Jubilees, Weddings, Coronations and other significant events is a long-held national tradition.
The flaming displays might appear on top of mountains, church and cathedral towers, castle battlements, on town and village greens, country estates, parks and farms, along beaches and on cliff tops.

In 1897, beacons were lit to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. In 1977, 2002 and 2012, beacons commemorated the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees of The Queen, and in 2016 Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

The Quainton Beacon sited on Mill Hill was first lit in 2018 to support Battle’s Over a nationwide day of commemorative events marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle

It was then lit in March 2021 as part of the National Day of Reflection, marking the first anniversary of lockdown being called in the UK and to remember all those who suffered during the pandemic.

The last lighting was the weekend of June 2022 as part of the nationwide Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The next planned lighting will be 6th June 2024 for D Day 80

D-Day on 6 June 1944 was the largest Naval, Air and land Operation in history, involving many hundreds of thousands of brave men who had to leave their families at home, not knowing if they would ever return home, a feat we hope will never have to take place again.