Events

The D-Day Story plays host to a number of events which provide opportunities for visitors, veterans and families to enjoy a memorable day out.

You’ll soon be able to book events online, but for now please email theddaystory@portsmouthcc.gov.uk if you’d like to book or to find out more.

Forthcoming events:

D-Day Conference

D-Day Conference

Saturday 22 September 2018

09:00 to 17:30

Our annual D-Day conference is aimed at a wide range of people. Whether you have a long-standing interest in D-Day or are just curious to find out more about this subject, we hope that you can come along.

Programme

Registration and refreshments from 9am

Conference starts 9.30am

Dr David Abrutat, University of Buckingham, “Vanguard: The True Stories of the Reconnaissance and Intelligence Missions Behind D-Day”

Dr Edward Flint, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, “Allied Civil Affairs in Normandy; planning and execution”

Dr Stephen Hart, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, “Lost and in Peril: the Tragedy of the Worthington Force Battle Group, 8-9 August 1944”

Linda Hervieux, author, “D-Day’s forgotten black GIs and their extraordinary experience in Britain”

Plus, hear from our staff how our new displays were created and get an insider’s look at some of the key artefacts in the displays.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available on the day.

Your conference ticket entitles you to a buffet lunch, including vegetarian food. Refreshments will be provided on arrival and in the afternoon. Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary requirements.

Ticket holders may also visit the rest of The D-Day Story and see our new displays.

2019: D-Day 75
6th June 2019 will be the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, an event that changed the course of the war and of human history. The D-Day Story will be commemorating this momentous occasion with a series of special events. Check back with us for more information as we get closer to the date.