|Address||Southampton SO14 5RF, UK|
|Location type||Troop Embarkation Site|
|Site Ownership and Access Information||The quayside is used by various businesses and there is no public access.|
|Contact details||The quayside is used by various businesses and there is no public access. Please respect the privacy of the landowers.|
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Northam Quay, at the side of the River Itchen, was used to embark troops from Marshalling Area C into LCT landing craft, before they left for Normandy.
Southampton was a very important embarkation site for troops bound for Normandy. Many of these troops came from the camps of Marshalling Area C, which were mainly located to the north of the city. The closest camps were on Southampton Common.
From 31 May onwards, and according to a highly detailed timetable, troops began to make their way down to the coast and embark onto the ships and landing craft that would take them to Normandy. Vehicles were often loaded earlier, and troops on foot embarked only just before D-Day. The troops bound for landing on D-Day were followed by forces who would be landing on subsequent days, forming a steady stream moving down towards the south coast that in many places continued for months.