D-Day events in the Gosport area

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Please note these are not HOD’s events

Overlord Show 2019

The OVERLORD Military Spectacular is staged by Solent Overlord Executive Military Collectors Club at the Lawns, Denmead, Hants each late May Bank Holiday.
300+ Military and Classic Vehicles
50+ Trade Stalls
30+ Re-enactment Groups

Dates: Sat 25th – Mon 27th May 2019
Times: 9:00 – 17:00
Location: The Lawns, Denmead, PO7 6HS
This year their chosen charity to support is Hounds for Heroes.
Full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/377624799715172/ and https://overlordshow.co.uk/

D-DAY 75 at Stokes Bay – FREE EVENT

1st & 2nd June, from 10am
Lots of amazing and thought-provoking displays and activities for all ages.

Saturday Night Dance £10 tickets available online from www.eventbrite.co.uk or visit the Tourist Information Centre.




Gosport Borough Council present…
💃🕺💃 D-DAY 75 DANCE EVENT 💃🕺💃
A 1940s Dance Evening with Swing Band

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, a 1940s Swing dance evening has been organised to take place at Stokes Bay, with music by Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo is one of the most popular 1940s Big Bands on the circuit. They are well known for playing war themed events across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. This is an opportunity to enjoy an evening of Swing music in a marquee on the beautiful South Coast of England.
To purchase a ticket, please click this link to the Eventbrite website – http://ow.ly/4Sls30ohZ7R

🔹 Age Restriction 16+ ONLY
🔹 Saturday 1st June 2019 at 7pm
🔹 At Stokes Bay Display Ground, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport
🔹 Tickets can be purchased on the Eventbrite website by searching D-Day 75 in the search bar (or by following this direct link to event – http://ow.ly/4Sls30ohZ7R)
🔹 If you don’t have internet access, the Tourist Information Centre will be happy to assist you. Pop in or give them a call on 02392 522 944

Lighting the way to D-Day

Visit the Royal Navy Submarine Museum throughout June to find out about the crucial role the X- class Submarines played in D Day.

The D-Day landings could have gone catastrophically wrong if it weren’t for these small craft who prepared the way for the thousands of vessels and servicemen who were to approach the Normandy beaches.

A short presentation will take place every Wednesday in June (5th,12th,19th,26th) at 1pm next to their very own midget submarine X-24.
Entry is free with a valid attraction ticket or NMRN Membership Booking not required



Southwick D-Day Revival

Southwick D-Day Revival, Southwick Village PO17 6EA. 8th-10th Jun, 10:00–16:00




Confirmed events:

  • Exclusive D-Day map room visits
  • “Overlord 75 @ Southwick House” exclusive evening event
  • Military Wives Choir concert in St James Church
  • Talks by renowned World War II military historians
  • Royal Navy Cadet Field Gun Run (Squire’s Paddock)
  • The village at war – Exhibition in St. James Church
  • World War II military vehicles display and Motorcades
  • Period funfair in Squire’s Paddock
  • Village Green – Horndean band and wartime sing along
  • Swing dance lessons
  • 1940’s school lessons in the Old Schoolhouse
  • Steam bus rides
  • Live music in the Golden Lion pub and Red Lion pub
  • Walking history toursFree parking in event car parks.

    Entry to Southwick D-Day 75 Revival:-
    Advance online tickets: Adult £6.00 Under 16 £4.00 Under 5 Free
    On the gate tickets: Adult £7.50 Under 16 £5.00 Under 5 Free

    PLUS: Boogie Woogie 1940’s Dance in event marquee – Southwick Barn 7.30pm to 11.30pm Saturday 6th
    With entertainment from ‘The Regular Joes’ – the UK’s most exciting swing band.
    Tickets strictly limited to 200. Supper provided. Cash bar. Tickets from 023 9232 5252.

    Full details and booking on https://www.southwickrevival.co.uk/
    (Link to book tickets will be added to website on 19th April)

Thurday 6th June 2019
Join the residents of Hardway as they pay tribute at the Hardway Memorial to the those who fought in D-Day.
They’ll also be talks and displays, singing and tea drinking at the Hardway Sailing Club.
More details to follow.

Tickets are NOW on sale!
Contact Ferneham Hall either in person at the box office, by phone or online. Tickets booked online incur a £1.25 booking fee.Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, Fareham, PO16 7DB
www.fernehamhall.co.uk 01329 231942

Tickets can also be purchased in person from the Control Tower’s main reception at Solent Airport, Daedalus Drive, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire. PO13 9YA. Opening hours are 9am-6pm, Monday-Sunday.

Full details at http://www.fareham.gov.uk/leisure/out_and_about_in_fareham/dday75.aspx


NMRN Membership Book Talk:

Military historian and former Royal Marine Commando David Abrutat talks on his newly published book ‘Vanguard : The True Stories of the Reconnaissance and Intelligence Missions behind D-Day’
Thursday, 11th July 2019, 10.30am, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.




Please check full details at

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