With the 75th anniversary of D-Day on the 5th June a number of events are taking place to commemorate the occasion in Portsmouth. To help aide people get to the main remembrance service due to start at 10:45 we have produced a couple of helpful maps to give an idea of the likely travel time by car and public transport to arrive. These have been produced in our TRACC software. Some information on the event is shown below from the official website: –
South Western Rail is offering free travel for veterans, serving troops and cadets to Portsmouth for D-Day 75. Anyone travelling from a SWR station to Portsmouth on 5 and 6 June gets completely free travel by showing military identification.
Visitors from the Isle of Wight can make their way across to Portsmouth for the D-Day 75 commemorations with Wightlink’s discounted foot passenger prices. As it’s 75 years since the D-Day Landings, return crossings are available for just £7.50 for travel between 5 and 9 June 2019 on both Portsmouth-bound routes from Ryde Pier Head or Fishbourne. Book by 4 June to take advantage of the offer, here. Ts&Cs apply.
The commemorative event on 5 June – being organised by the Ministry of Defence – will welcome dignitaries and heads of state from around the world to honour our veterans, and will include a flypast of RAF aircraft. Later, the city will wave off around 300 veterans and their guests, as they set sail for France to take in events along the Normandy beaches. To find out more visit the official event page here.