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Join Fort Nelson as it marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day with a weekend of big gun firings, Second World War artillery displays, re-enactors and military vehicles, as well as contemporary music from singing duo Perfect Vintage.

There will be two firings of Second World War artillery per day. The drills will be performed by uniformed detachments from the Garrison Artillery Volunteers.
11.30am: 25-pounder
2.30pm: Sexton

The programme will also include:
1940's music with singing duo Perfect Vintage
Children's activities
Search and rescue dog demonstrations
Second World War re-enactors
Home Guard drills
Beachhead Commando static display
Plus lots more besides.

This is a free event but pre-booking tickets is advised to guarantee your visit.

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D-Day 80: Firepower Weekend

Type:Heritage & History

Royal Armouries: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AN
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Tel01329 233 734

Opening Times

D-Day 80: Firepower Weekend (1 June 2024 - 2 June 2024)
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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A young boy and girl play inside a large wheel at Fort NelsonRoyal Armouries - Fort Nelson, FarehamHead to the home of the big guns, to see the role these forts played in defending Portsmouth.

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