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D-Day 75 Commemorative Events – 5 June


Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3AE
D-Day 75 logo - 5 June


Portsmouth will be the focal point of the UK commemorations for D-Day 75. There will be a host of events taking place from 5 to 9 June, including the UK’s national event on 5 June - being organised by the Ministry of Defence on behalf of HM Government and in association with the Royal British Legion.

The day will begin with a major national commemorative event on Southsea Common, for which heads of state from around the world have been invited. Hundreds of veterans will also be in attendance, before they head off to cross the Channel for Normandy once again. Due to the nature of this event and the invited guests, security will be high and large areas of Southsea Common will be closed to the public. However, the events will be shown live on BBC, with large screens set up for those who want to make their way down in person.

Later that afternoon there will be a flypast above Southsea Common by the Red Arrows.

The evening commemorations will see MV Boudicca depart Portsmouth with 300 D-Day veterans on board for their trip to Normandy. The ship, specially chartered by the Royal British Legion, will be escorted by a Royal Navy vessel to represent the famous crossings that took place 75 years ago.

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D-Day 75 Commemorative Events – 5 June (5 June 2019)

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2019/06/06 - 2019/06/06

D-Day 75 Commemorative Events – 6 JuneD-Day 75 Commemorative Events – 6 JuneThe commemorative events for D-Day 75 continue on 6 June, with a remembrance service and live feed of the goings on at Normandy.
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2019/06/07 - 2019/06/07

D-Day 75 logo - 7 JuneD-Day 75 Commemorative Events – 7 JuneMusical performances, special compositions and family-friendly films will be on offer for the D-Day 75 commemorations on 7 June.
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2019/06/08 - 2019/06/08

D-Day 75 logo - 8 JuneD-Day 75 Commemorative Events – 8 JuneSaturday 8 June brings the Portsmouth Revival, Sunset Concert and a fireworks display to Southsea Common.
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2019/06/09 - 2019/06/09

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