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Taxi Charity's D-Day 75 Normandy Itinerary

D-Day 75

Thirty of the Taxi Charity's volunteer London cabbies will be escorting 40 veterans and their carers to Normandy for the 75th anniversary commemorations of D-Day from 3 - 8 June.

Here is their itinerary...

Monday 3 June 2019

12:30 Meet and registration at Brittany Ferries vehicle holding area

14:45 Depart Portsmouth Brittany Ferries

21:30 Arrive Ouistreham - to be met by six-man motorcycle escort

22:30 Arrival at hotels in Caen and Benouville

Tuesday 4 June 2019

10:45 Arrive at Caen Town Hall - to be greeted by 30 local school children.

11:00 Reception for veterans

12:00 Lunch with performance from solo female singer. Children return to sing both national anthems.

15:00 Return to hotels

19:00 Evening meal at hotels

Wednesday 5 June 2019

9:30 Depart hotels - five taxis with one motorcycle escort are going to Colleville-Montgomery, with remainder of group going to Pegasus Bridge Museum

10:00 Arrive Memorial Pegasus - Ceremony and legion d’honneur presentations with fly past by american aircraft

12:30 Lunch at Breville Les Monts

15:00 Mass parachute drop at Sannerville; return to hotels

19:00 Evening meal at hotels

00:00 Midnight service at Memorial Pegasus

Thursday 6 June 2019

9:30 Leave hotels for ceremony at Ranville CWGC

12:30 Lunch in Amfreville

15:30 Commemoration service for no.3 and no.4 Commando, Amfreville

17:00 Return to hotels

19:00 Evening meal at hotels

Friday 7 June 2019

9:00 Leave hotels for ceremony at Grangues, followed by Vin d'honneur

12:30 Lunch at Bavent - Mayor to present insignias

17:00 Return to hotels

19:00 Gala dinner with entertainment

Saturday 8 June 2019

9:30 Depart hotels. Join approx 50 WWII military vehicles for slow convoy journey to Colleville-Montgomery; Q&A session with INSA college students; light lunch under marquee close to Bill Millin statue on Sword Beach

16:30 Depart Ouistreham

21:15 Arrive Portsmouth for onward journey home

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