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- Starts: 05/06/2019 1:00 pm
- Ends: 26/06/2019 2:00 pm
Throughout June the Royal Navy Submarine Museum will explain the crucial role that X-class Submarines played in D-Day.
The D-Day landings could have gone catastrophically wrong if it weren’t for these small craft that prepared the way for the thousands of vessels and servicemen approaching the Normandy beaches.
A short presentation will take place every Wednesday in June at 1 pm next to the midget submarine X-24. Entry is free with a valid attraction ticket or NMRN Membership. Booking isn’t required.
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy and tells the story of the Royal Navy’s submarine service. Set on the site on the Submarine Service’s 20th century base on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour, the museum is home to the Royal Navy’s very first submarine Holland 1, the only surviving WWII-era submarine HMS Alliance and midget submarine X24.
Portsmouth will be the focal point of the UK commemorations for D-Day 75. There will be a host of events taking place from 5 to 9 June, including the UK’s national event on 5 June.
In June 1944, Portsmouth residents said they “knew something was happening”, but weren’t sure exactly what. All they saw were lines of troops walking through the city – for what we now know was their departure to Normandy. On 6 June 2019, Portsmouth residents can feel what their predecessors felt with this re-enactors march through the city.
St Mary’s Church hosts a concert to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, with a visiting choir from Caen called Veni, Vidi Canto. The evening’s entertainment will also feature: The St Mary’s Church Choir, The Fine Voice Academy, Miss Becki Short – 40s performer (and her entourage including the Oasis Community Choir), and The Haven Community Choir. Refreshments will be on sale.