D-Day 75: How Southsea Common has been transformed ahead of the D-Day 75 ceremony

SOUTHSEA Common has been completely transformed ahead of the D-Day 75th anniversary ceremony.

Tuesday, 4th June 2019, 5:00 pm
D-Day veterans

World leaders from around the globe including Donald Trump, the Queen, the Canadian and Australian PMs and the German chancellor are all attending the commemorative event on June 5. Security protocols have been heightened and these pictures show how the area has changed ahead of the ceremony. 

D Day preparations underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (310519-2)
D Day preparations underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (310519-3)

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D Day preparations underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (310519-4)
D Day preparations underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (310519-1)
General view of security fencing in place as final preparations are made on Southsea common ahead of the D-Day 75 National Commemorative Event
Portsmouth will be the focal point of the country's D-Day 75 celebrations. Picture: Ben Mitchell/PA Wire
Hampshire police have a large presence in Southsea ahead of the D-Day 75 commemorations on June 5.Officers on Southsea Common near the war memorial.
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-8050)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-7982)
There are two separate fences that have been put up around Southsea Common. Picture (210519-9744)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-8007)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-9774)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-9756)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-8040)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-8028)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-7979)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-7976)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-7961)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-7954)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-7950)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-7947)
Preparations for the D-Day commemorations are well underway on Southsea Common. Picture: (210519-9778)
General view of security fencing in place as final preparations are made on Southsea common ahead of the D-Day 75 National Commemorative Event
General view of security fencing in place as final preparations are made on Southsea common ahead of the D-Day 75 National Commemorative Event on Wednesday.
General view of security fencing in place as final preparations are made on Southsea common ahead of the D-Day 75 National Commemorative Event on Wednesday.
General view of security fencing in place as final preparations are made on Southsea common ahead of the D-Day 75 National Commemorative Event on Wednesday