The Gosport D-Day Story

Gosport D-Day Story

The Gosport D-Day Story

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Stokes Bay – East Promenade, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2BL

Visit a photograph and memorabilia display, and talk with members of Gosport D-Day Fellowship on all aspects of this historic and memorable event. You’ll find them by just to the side of Stokes Bay Sailing Club which was The D-Day Control Centre back in 1944.

Stokes Bay was chosen to provide 4 embarkation points 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.

What followed on had massive impact on the town and people of Gosport. And it helped to shape the War.

Last year, seven interpretation boards compiled by The Gosport D Day Fellowship were installed at points of interest around the town. Two are along the promenande at Stokes Bay, close to the site of D Day embarkation hard G3 and at the No.2 Battery.

The Gosport D-Day Fellowship also created ‘The Gosport D-Day Trail’ leaflet, a self-led guide around all seven interpretation panels which depict the major role that Gosport played in preparing for the D-Day embarkations and the conflict that followed. This is available from Gosport Tourist Information Centre.


  • Saturday 9 September: 1100 – 1600
  • Sunday 10 September: 1100 – 1600


No Booking Needed


Car park (charges may apply) closeby. Accessible toilet closeby. Display on level promenade so most suitable for any form of wheelchair or buggy.




Pebble Beach Cafe is beside the car park and sells a range of snack, meals, drinks and ice creams.


Gosport D-Day Fellowship






MAP/DIRECTIONS (Approximate)

Close to Stokes Bay Sailing Club



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