The D-Day Story – Gosport 1944
Gosport & District Angling Club, Lifeboat Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2TR
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 was a point for embarkation so is the perfect place to host a short talk and exhibition by the D-Day Fellowship. It will look at the role of Gosport and especially Stokes Bay in the preparation for and execution of D-DAY on 6th June 1944.
Duration approx: 60 minutes
- Friday 7 September: 1430
- Friday 14 September: 1430
No Booking Needed
There is a car park near by, close to GAFIRS, with accessible parking to the seaward front. There are also accessible toilets in that area.
Visitors will also be able to listen to ‘A Day We Will Never Forget’. Nine local people recalling their experiences during the run-up and execution of D-Day in June 1944. This 20 minute recording of narration, sound effects and music all add to the atmosphere and really help listeners to understand the important role Gosport played in D-Day and the impact those times had on the civilian and service people of our town.
The D-Day Fellowship