75th Aniversary of D Day


Please come to help



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



1100 a.m. on Thursday 6th June 2019

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




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.