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Old 29 April 2004, 16:39   #1
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D DAY 60 years

this year it the D DAY landings 60th. june 1944 to june 2004 so some thing
very big must be happening any body in the know its got to be worth going
out just to see the little ships go up the thames and pay some respect
any idears

ps just looked its sunday 6th of june

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Old 29 April 2004, 16:45   #2
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I believe there is a floatilla planned in Torbay. Or if you can get to Normandy there are HUGE celebrations on the beaches with period vehicles, costumes etc. If the French authorities will let us drive from camp site to beach .

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3 to 8 Gold Beach 60 Years On. A WW2 living history camp based at
Ver sur Mer, Normandy. Over 60 British WW2 re-enactors have already
signed up. Desperately needed are WW2 medium trucks to transport the
troops either from Portsmouth or Ouistreham the 20 miles to the camp. Fuel
expenses met and fares arranged at a vastly reduced rate.
Geoff Leese 01782-318322 or Phil Webb 0208-660-3924 - or -
e-mail - or - an excellent website at

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Saturday 5 June: Crossing of the English Channel by a Royal Navy warship and a Brittany Ferry, echoing the crossing made by the Allied fleet 60 years ago. A new D-Day website will be launched during the crossing. The website will highlight key sites in the twin cities of Caen and Portsmouth relating to D-Day.

Symbolic Crossing of the Channel
Brittany Ferry Flagship ‘Normandie’ in convoy with the Royal Navy, Allied warships, an RFA Auxiliary Oiler, RFA Wave Knight and other historic boats sails to France to symbolise the crossing made by so many craft 60 years ago. Come and wave them off from Southsea Seafront, Gosport and Portsmouth Harbour from 8.45 am. Full commentary and the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines will play from 8.30 am. Visit the re-enactment groups and military vehicles on display in Broad Street between the Square Tower and Round Tower.

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Old 30 April 2004, 02:47   #3
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Hi Cookee,

Yes your diary is right, this event will clash with the Ribex W/End. Mind you with nearly 30 boats turning up we could have our own flotilla of boats to escort the Navy across the Channel

Only 6 weeks to go

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all being well I am leaving the Orwell on Thursday 3rd June -Ramsgate Sovereign Harbour -Fecamp and hope to stay in Le Havre for that weekend with daily visits to whatever is going on
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