D-Day 75: Red Arrows to pass over Portsmouth twice next week as part of D-Day anniversary commemorations

Share this article
Have your say

THE famous Red Arrows are set to take part in the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. 

Portsmouth will be the focal point of the UK’s commemoration of the Normandy Landings next month. 

Red Arrows are coming to Portsmouth for D-Day 75. Picture: Richard Davies of Stubbington.

Red Arrows are coming to Portsmouth for D-Day 75. Picture: Richard Davies of Stubbington.

President Donald Trump will be coming to the city for the celebrations on June 5. 

There will be a number of other D-Day events taking place in Portsmouth from June 5 to June 9 for the 75th anniversary of the military operation. 

As part of this the RAF’s famous Red Arrows will be doing a flying display above the city. 

READ MORE: Portsmouth to host iconic image of peace for D-Day anniversary

Here’s what you need to know: 

When are the Red Arrows coming? 

The UK’s national commemoration event for the D-Day 75 anniversary will take place in Portsmouth on June 5. 

The Red Arrow display will take place on the afternoon of June 5. 

Where will they fly over? 

The Red Arrows will carry out a flying display over Southsea Common, which will be the focal point of the D-Day events on June 5. 

Fingers crossed the weather will hold out and the display will be easily seen.

If you are unable to see them on June 5, there will be a second chance on Saturday, June 8. 

The Red Arrows will also be doing a display during the Portsmouth revivial festival in the afternoon. 

READ MORE: Here’s how Gosport will celebrate D-Day 75th anniversary

Will other aircraft fly over Portsmouth? 

The national D-Day 75 event will begin in Portsmouth on June 5 with a major national commemorative event on Southsea Common, including a flypast of 26 RAF aircraft – including Spitfire.

So the sky above the city will be very busy on June 5. 

Stick with us for all of the D-Day 75 coverage over the coming month and during the anniversary week itself!