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D-Day Tour Assembly

Our 2014 tour looks to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the WW11 D-Day landings in Normandy France. Our tour takes place between 6-13 April 2014 starting at the D-Day Map room at Southwick House before commencing our landing operations in Normandy. Our tour will visit over 25 historical sites of D-Day including the iconic Pegasus Bridge.

Watch the film 'The Longest Day' to get a preview of some of the history and locations we'll be touring.

 
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10 April 2014.

A misty morning as we set off for our first stop to the German Cemetery. The mist certainly added to the atmosphere walking around the cemetery!!

We stretched our 1100/1300 legs out to Sainte-Mere-Eglise the landing site of the US 82 Airborne Division on D-Day. The church spire has a paratrooper and his parachute still attached to the spire. A walk around the impressive Airborne Museum before a spot of lunch and then onto Utah beach.

Utah beach was breath taking and even more so when the Battlefield Limeflowers conducted their own beach Landing! They were soon joined by a Red Spitfire, White Austin and a Blue Austin Flying the British (and French) colours.

Running report

Dean Oakey still has some binding brakes now followed by a squeaking Rear Wheel Bearing! A search for some grease in the morning for the latter!