D-Day: "Our Villages Remember"
Published 09:13 on 4 Jun 2019
The photo above shows troops practising landing just off the old Wittering House at the end of West Strand.
"OUR VILLAGES REMEMBER"
75th Anniversary of D Day
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. 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.
Last updated 16:41 on 29 January 2020