Beach landing exercises, Littlehampton

The West Beach at Littlehampton was used by Force S during Exercise Fabius on 3 May 1944. The Exercise was the last rehearsal before the D-Day landings. The Beach was ‘assaulted’ by units of the 3rd British Infantry Division, who would land on Sword Beach on D-Day. After landing troops advanced inland, ‘capturing’ Yapton, Littlehampton, and Arundel, which represented Caen – the Division’s objective on D-Day.

AddressSea Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17, UK
CountyEast & West Sussex
Location typeOther
AccessPublic Access
Site Ownership and Access InformationPublic Access - West Beach is now a nature reserve. There is a car park at the visitor centre.
Contact detailsSee Visit Littlehampton website

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