D-Day 75: Hour-by-hour guide of the D-Day events taking place today

Handout photo issued by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) of RNP Ben Coomber with D-Day veterans, Ron Cross, 98 (centre) and  Bob Jones, 94, during the CWGC Voices of liberation photo call in Portsmouth. Picture: CWGC/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) of RNP Ben Coomber with D-Day veterans, Ron Cross, 98 (centre) and Bob Jones, 94, during the CWGC Voices of liberation photo call in Portsmouth. Picture: CWGC/PA Wire
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RESIDENTS across the Portsmouth area will begin to mark the anniversary of the D-Day landings today.

A number of events are set to take place across our region, including at the Historic Dockyard and at Stokes Bay in Gosport. 

If you are looking for ways to commemorate D-Day this weekend, here is an hour-by-hour guide to what is going on over the coming hours.

READ MORE: D-Day events in Gosport

Sunday, June 2

10am – 5pm: D-Day revisited at Historic Dockyard featuring re-enactments, music and Second World War ships.

10am – 10.30am: Kilted Tommy story at Stokes Bay. 

10.30am – 5pm: Arena displays including soldiers’ drill and weapons demonstrations. 

10.45am – 11.30am: Memorial service at Canadian Monument, Stokes Bay.

10.30am – 12.30pm: Brass band Canadian Monument/ marching to event field. 

Afternoon: Battle of Britain memorial flight flypast. 

12.30pm – 12.45pm: Landing craft display. 

12.45pm – 1.15pm: Solent City Chorus Largue musical pavilion. 

1.25pm – 1.45pm: Gosport D-Day Fellowship talk. 

1.45pm – 2.15pm: Infantry weapons display. 

2.15pm – 3pm: Kalamazoo Dance Band tribute to Glen Miller. 

3pm – 3.45pm: Paul Pilott, Louise Heyler and Friends’ choir. 

3.30pm – 3.45pm: Kilted Tommy story

3.45pm – 4.15pm: Kalamazoo Dance Band tribute to Glen Miller. 

4.15pm – 4.45pm: Gosport She choir show. 

4.45pm – 5pm: Large calibre gun firing. 

5pm: Event closes at Historic Dockyard and Stokes Bay.