Site of D-Day practice landings, Hayling Island seafront

AddressHayling Island PO11 0AG, UK
Location typeOther
AccessPublic Access
Site Ownership and Access InformationThe seafront area is open to the public.
Contact detailsHavant Borough Council, see

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On 2 May 1944, the Hayling Island seafront was used for practice amphibious landings known as Exercise Fabius 2. The landings involved troops of the British 50th Division, landed by Force G, the naval force that was to land 50th Division on Gold Beach on D-Day. The troops had embarked at Southampton and Lymington. The landing was intended to practice co-operation between the different branches of the service, and a range of techniques and skills that would be vital on D-Day.

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