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Press Release

6 March 2024

Council to commemorate D-Day 80 at Daedalus

Fareham Borough Council is to commemorate D-Day 80 with a two-day event on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June at Daedalus in Fareham.

Building on the success of previous commemorative events Daedalus 100 and D-Day 75, and following a national event in Portsmouth on 6 June, Daedalus D-Day 80 is being run on behalf of Fareham Borough Council by Montserrat Events CIC who will manage the event and ticket sales, and by Regional City Airports (RCA) who will manage visiting aircraft and flying displays. 

Cllr Seán Woodward, Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, said: ‘Solent Airport at Daedalus is a particularly poignant location for commemorating D-Day.  On 6 June 1944 the then HMS Daedalus airfield was the busiest in the country.  More than 400 sorties were flown throughout the day by extraordinarily brave pilots in their Spitfire, Mustangs and Typhoons.’

Over two days visitors to Daedalus D-Day 80 can look forward to static aircraft and flying displays, field gun runs, marching bands, living history reenactments and period vehicles backed up with a superb selection of musicians, funfair rides with both free and paid attractions, motorcycle stunts and an Emporium.  Food and drink will also be on sale.

Visitors can save money on tickets and benefit from free parking by taking advantage of the advance ticket rate which is available until 23:59 on Friday 7 June.  Tickets may also be bought on the day when parking, if still available, will be charged at £5 per day.

Advance tickets prices are:

Family (2 adults and up to 3 children*)     :           £32.00

Adult                                                         :           £12.00

Seniors/Veterans/Serving MOD               :           £10.00

Children (5yrs to 14 yrs)                           :           £  6.00

Under 5s free

For full details of prices, and to purchase advance tickets, see


Notes to Editor:

Montserrat Events held another successful event, Lee Victory Festival, on the airport last year. 

For further information contact:

Customer Enquiries

Tel: 01329 236100

Media Enquiries

The Communications Team
Tel: 01329 824310
Fax: 01329 550576

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