06 Jun - 06 Jun 2021
10:00 - 16:00
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard welcomes D-Day veterans from the D-Day Revisited charity, musical performances, boat rides on historic vessels, and a display of military vehicles
Visitors will have rare access to the Heritage pontoon and be able to get up-close to PNBPT’s unrivalled collection of small boats involved in twentieth century conflicts.
The newly-restored Falklands War landing craft, F8, will be in action in front of the public for the first time, ‘landing’ on the slipway next to Boathouse 4 at 12.30pm. The project to return her to full working order was successfully completed during lockdown.
In addition, there will be live 1940’s music from 'The Charlalas', period military vehicles and model boats. In the presence of Normandy veterans, the day will draw to an end with a sunset ceremony and blessing at 4pm.
As a thank you to those who have raised money for good causes by playing the National Lottery, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will be offering a limited number of free tickets to the site for those with a lottery ticket or scratch card.
Visitors presenting one of these tickets will be able to access the dockyard and the event from 12.00pm onwards. Should they wish to enter the Mary Rose Museum, National Museum of the Royal Navy, M.33, HMS Warrior or HMS Victory, they will still need to purchase a ticket via the website. Free tickets are limited to ensure the site is able to manage its capacity in line with its strict adherence to government guidance surrounding COVID 19 social distancing. They will be made available via the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard website from the 25 May on a first come first served basis and visitors will be asked to produce a lottery ticket or scratch card on arrival at the gate.