Sunday, October 1, 2023

D-Day Invitation

AN invitation is being sent out to all Normandy Veterans in Havering, Thurrock and surrounding areas to attend as guests for a special 65th Anniversary D-Day Commemoration Show being held at the Purfleet Heritage & Military Centre.

The organisers would like any veterans, Army, Navy or RAF who are not already visiting Normandy, to be their honoured guests at the D-Day event at Purfleet on Sunday, 7 June.

Those veterans who wish to attend as guests are asked to contact Vice-Chairman Richard Smith on 01708 523409 or Secretary Sue Gosling on 07751 099352. A buffet and refreshments will be available to guests on the day.

The Centre will be open from 10am until 4.30pm, with many various groups attending, including 101st Airborne re-enactment group, military vehicles, live 1940s music etc.

The museum will observe a minute’s silence at 11am for those who died during the Normandy invasion.

The event is open to the public with admission £3 adult, 0APs £2.50, child £1.50 under 5s free. Website:

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