D-Day 2014 70th Anniversary

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  1. Bug_racer

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    I'm looking at going to Normandy for the 70th anniversary . I did a quick search couldnt find any threads so I thought Id start one up .
    What dates are events happening ? I heard about trying to get a large gathering of C-47s together for a paratroop drop and also an upcoming IMAX film , but me being so time poor I dont get the opportunity to look at whats happening so throw some ideas up on where I should go (I have about 10-14 days in France ) .

     
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    I was at the 50th.

    I was trying to talk the wife into going this year, but she can't take vacation during that time.
     
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    Wow. I remember the 40th in 1984.
     
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    The C-47 event is on June 3rd, at Lee-on-Solent airfield, Hampshire, UK. It's intended to gather as many C-47s/DC-3s as possible, when the Round Canopy Display team will do a para-drop near Cherbourg.
    Note there is no public access to the airfield at L-o-S, but details can be found at www.roundcanopydisplayteam.com
    As far as I know, the usual military participation and commemorations from the UK will take place on the beaches, and probably a British Airborne Forces drop, on June 6th.
     
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