Solent Airport in Hampshire will host a D-Day 75 event on Saturday 8 June and Sunday 9 June.
‘Daedalus’ will be an interesting place to mark the occasion as it was an active Allied airfield in the UK on D-Day with more than 400 aircraft movements – the largest from any UK airfield.
The family friendly event will feature displays from the Great War Display Team flying in replica World War One aircraft, the AeroSuperBatics wingwalkers, a parachute display team and a Supermarine Spitfire. On the ground, activities will include a fun fair, face painting, themed craft activities, character walkabouts, a vintage car display and much more. There will also be historical re-enactments, marching bands and music from the D-Day era.
Tickets can be bought in advance online from Ferneham Hall at www.fernehamhall.co.uk online and from the Control Tower at Solent Airport. A family ticket (two adults, two children) bought in advance is £25 for one day or £40 for the weekend; adult tickets are £8 each day or £15 for both and all-inclusive children £8 for one day or £12 for both. Under 2s go free.