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Timetable for D-Day events
The 60th anniversary of D-Day takes place on 6 June. Numerous commemorative events are planned across Europe, with the main focus in northern France.

The following details of events are correct at time of listings. All times are local.

Thursday 3 June

Longueville

Reconstruction of an American army camp

Vierville Sur Mer

Exhibition of floating models showing the equipment used on D-Day.

Reconstruction of an American military camp, countryside hospital, daily life of soldiers, military police quarter and call centre of the Signal Corp

Friday 4 June

Ver-Sur-Mer

Reconstruction of British Army camp complete with actors and period equipment

Southampton

1500 Boarding begins of Van Gogh, British Legion chartered boat

Caen

PM Welcoming of ships of allied navies in Caen harbour

Arromanches

1120 Firework display

Saturday 5 June

Portsmouth, Southsea and Southampton

0845 Departure of ships for symbolic crossing with HMS Gloucester and RFA Wave Knight. Due to arrive at Ouistreham mid-afternoon

Creully

1010 4th/7th Dragoon Guards Memorial

Colville Montgomery

1100 British Veterans' service and parade through village at Sword Beach, near statue of Montgomery, with salute

Le Mesnil

1100-1145 March-past of veterans of 3rd Parachute Brigade and unveiling of a statue of Brigadier Hill, last surviving officer of Brigadier/General rank.

Upstream

1200-1230 Royal Navy and Royal Marines Memorial at the Gore maritime.

Pegasus Bridge

1330-1435 Inauguration of replica Horsa Glider at Pegasus Museum, including flypast by army air corps helicopters.

Beny Reviers Cemetery

1500 Franco-Canadian ceremony.

Ranville

1545 Parachute drop with UK and Canadian paratroops from Battle of Britain memorial Flight Dakota and RAF Hercules transports over the Ranville DZ.

Ouistreham

1445 Arrival of allied navies

1600-1745 Memorial service with wreath-laying, followed by poppy drop from Lancaster bomber above British Legion chartered boat Van Gogh

Caen

1700 -1800 Inauguration of British Garden of Remembrance

Pegasus Bridge

1800-30 Van Gogh to pass under Pegasus Bridge

2200 Champagne party for veterans at Cafe Grondee

Normandy coast

2300 Fireworks lighting up whole of coastline from Sword beach through to Utah beach, co-ordinated to go off at same time from every village along the coast

Sunday 6 June

Ouistreham

0700 Flag planting on Beach

Colville

0930-1100 US-French bilateral ceremony at US cemetery. 0930 Canadian ceremony Juno beach

Pont-Audemer

0930 Franco-Dutch ceremony

Bayeux

1100 Bi-national service at British Cemetery.

Caen

1220 Official lunch of the Heads of State and Government at City Council

Arromanches

1430 International march-past on cliff top. Heads of State arrive from the 13 nations involved.

Flypast by French and British air forces plus Battle of Britain planes

Presentation of 70 Legion d'Honneur medals

Parachute drop by British, Americans and Canadians

Asnelles

1600 Re-enactment of a landing on Gold Beach in presence of veterans who landed there

Ouistreham

1730 French national ceremony

Arromanches

1730 British Veterans to march in the square once town cleared of most of those attending international event.

Caen Peace Memorial

1830 French-German ceremony

Caen

1900 Commemorative concert followed by Beat Retreat in front of Town Hall

Monday 7 June

Hermanville

AM Norwegian Ceremony

Saint-Lo

2100 International youth choir concert


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