75th Aniversary of D Day

 

Please come to help

 

OUR VILLAGES REMEMBER

on the

75th Anniversary of D Day

 

The Commemorations:

 

0900 a.m. on Thursday 6th June 2019

The D Day Memorial,

West Wittering Beach Car Park

 

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1100 a.m. on Thursday 6th June 2019

Bracklesham Bay Lifeboat Station followed by refreshments and history display at Bracklesham Barn

 

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1030 a.m. on Friday 7th June 2019

Itchenor Hard – 601 LCM Flotilla Service of Remembrance

 

 

The Witterings, Bracklesham Bay, Birdham and Itchenor played a very important role in preparations for the D Day landings of 6 June 1944.  From 1941 right through to D Day many hundreds of British, Canadian and international troops were stationed locally. 

 

D Day landing

 

Operation Fabius III, one of the biggest rehearsals for the D Day Landings, took place in Bracklesham Bay and across the peninsula.  After the rehearsals the troops embarked for the D Day landings

– many never to return.