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D-Day 75 event at Solent Airport

D-Day 75 event at Solent Airport

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18 March 2019

D-Day veterans asked to attend commemorative event

D-Day veterans are being asked to come along to a special commemorative event so people can thank them for their brave actions.

Veterans will be the guests of honour at the special D-Day 75 event at Solent Airport at Daedalus on Saturday 8 June.

Chairman of the Daedalus Steering Group, Cllr Trevor Cartwright, is calling on family members to get in touch and bring veterans along to Solent Airport so residents can thank them for their part in the historic operation which was pivotal in the outcome of the Second World War.

Solent Airport at Daedalus is the perfect place to commemorate this occasion. It was the busiest airfield in the UK on D-Day with more than 400 operations -  the largest number from any UK airfield.

Aircraft will be at the centre of a weekend of activities with a fly past, a parachute display and a range of static aircraft including Spitfires.

The family focussed event will include a fun fair, face painting, themed craft activities, character walkabouts, a vintage car display and much more. There will also be displays from a children’s motorcycle display team, historical re-enactments, marching bands and music from the D-Day era. 

Cllr Cartwright said: “The Normandy landings paved the way for allied victory and this is down to the brave and heroic actions of our veterans. Therefore, we would be honoured to have them in attendance at our special event.”

To get in touch please call the Leisure Team on 01329 824440 or email


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