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8-9 June 2024
Remembrance & Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of D-Day

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The nation remembers the 80th Anniversary on the 6th June. For further details visit: https://www.d-day80beacons.co.uk

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This website will provide you all of the information about the amazing planned event happening on the Solent Airport, Daedalus for the 80th Anniversary of D-Day that's happening in

An event on a historic WWII airfield

80th D-Day Anniversary Celebrations are happening over the 8-9 June 2024 on the historic former WWII airfield HMS Daedalus, Lee on the Solent, Hampshire; which is a significant place in the part of the overall 80th anniversary as it was the single busiest airfield on D-Day with 435 sorties.

An affordable family event for all to enjoy with a living history area for re-enactors to attend for the public to come, see and learn about WWII military equipment, services and it’s history, there will also be Static Aircraft, Flying Display with part portraying the history of the airfield including a Parachute Drop, Music, Field Gun Runs, Marching Bands, Funfair, Motorcycles Stunts, Period Vehicles and an Emporium.

WWII airfield HMS Daedalus, Lee on the Solent was the single busiest airfield on D-Day with 435 sorties.

Your ticket gives you all these attractions for you to enjoy

Each day will be slightly different with its attractions with a full programme of the day's attraction being announced soon. Carpark opens from 08:30 with the event gates opening at 09:30 (there will be entrances: Advance/VIP Tickets - Cash Payments - Card Payments) with attractions start form 10:00; the event closing at 20:30 on Saturday 8th and 19:30 on Sunday 9th. 

Click here to see the Entertainment Programme here

Advance Tickets prices bought before Friday 7th June -23:59 Hrs.

On the day prices are shown in brackets.

  • Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £32.00 (£40.00)

  • Adult £12.00 (£15.00)

  • Seniors/Veterans/Serving MOD £10.00 (£10.00)

  • Children (5 yrs to 14 yrs) £5.00  (£6.00)

  • Under 5's Free

  • Carparking is FREE when bought in advance with event tickets. (£5.00)

For event information click here, the event is dog friendly but do please read the event information.

For all ticket information click here

Ticket Office Opens

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To support those who are not online and are wanting to purchase tickets for Daedalus D-Day 80; we are very pleased to announce that we are working with Crafty Makery to open a ticket office to sell the event tickets.

Tickets will be on sale in the old ‘Accessorize’ entrance of Crafty Makery (https://crafty-makery.webflow.io), 27 Westbury Square, Fareham Shopping Centre, Fareham PO16 0PB from

10.30 till 2pm on:

- Monday 20th May

- Wednesday 22nd May

- Saturday 25th May

- Monday 27th May

- Wednesday 29th May

Use Card or Cash to come and buy your tickets for an event that has something for everyone to enjoy. 

Sponsors & Partners making the event happen

Sunbelt Rental
Smarter Highway Solutions
Fareham Innovation Centre
Marine Concepts
SA Energy Limited
Waterfront Development Company
Solent Sky Services
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Supporting Military Charities and Organisations

Come and tell your story about the good work & services you provide at Daedalus80 event. 

We are inviting Military Associated Charities, Group and Associations to come along and attend and be part of the Daedalus80, where their offering can be shown, displayed and promoted and be part of our 'Education' element of the event. 

Attend for FREE with 2 complementary standard event tickets for each stall and two car parking spaces, which will be a short walking distance of the event area.  Additional passes for stall holders only  will be charged extra at £12.00 which are the advance entry ticket prices.

 

We hope that you are able to attend and if you wish to please register at the following link:https://forms.gle/zfFwfAMJgtLa6wxcA

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The Smile Emporium will be bringing you an eclectic array of fabulous foods & hand-picked local businesses, offering you a unique shopping experience.

If you are a stall holder and would like to attend please register your details HERE. Stalls are £50.00 incl VAT for 3m x 3m per day,

Many visited in 2019

Thousands of people flocked to Solent Airport at Daedalus over the weekend of 8 and 9 June 2019 to commemorate 75 years since D-Day.

Around 15,000 people came to the event in total, despite the challenges presented by the extreme weather overnight on Friday and then throughout much of Saturday. In fact, just as in 1944 when events were moved back a day because of the severe weather, the event was a tale of two very different days.

As the weather improved on the Saturday, a number of aerial displays including a Spitfire, Dakota and gyrocopter did go ahead, and even the Red Arrows arrived for their planned flypast.  Other attractions included static aircraft, a classic car display, and a children’s funfair. There was also a full programme of events in both the arena and on the stage including the Team Green Rockets children’s motorcycle display team.

See Fareham Borough Council's full Press Release here - https://www.fareham.gov.uk/latest_news/pressrelease/pr_20190611_1

People attending and doing activities at the event held in 2019
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