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D-Day: "Our Villages Remember"

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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"

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. 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 07:27 on 17 August 2019

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