Stokes Bay Sailing Club, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2BL
In 1942 Stokes Bay was chosen as an embarkation point for vehicles destined for the Normandy beaches as part of Project Overlord, the invasion of France. The whole of the Bay became a restricted area. Binoculars and cameras were forbidden. All existing buildings at the Bay were commandeered and the bathing huts were all removed.
Stokes Bay Sailing Club was used as a Control Centre for embarkation so is the perfect place to host a short talk and exhibition by Tony Belben on the role of Gosport and especially Stokes Bay in the preparation for and execution of D-DAY on 6th June 1944.
Please note that this is an Event from 2017
Book on line
There is a large car park closeby with Blue Badge bays. Fees may apply. There are stairs to the club sitting room where the exhibition and talk will be held so, unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access.
Booking is recommended but drop-in visitors may fill any available unbooked spaces.
The D-Day Fellowship
The Stokes Bay Sailing Club is alongside the Pebble Beach Cafe and car park