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Dorchester Commemorates D-Day 75. Event schedule

The Keep Military Museum is proud to be involved in commemorating D-Day 75, along with Dorchester Town Council, Dorset History Centre, Castletown D-Day Centre and the Royal Naval Association. The eve5pmnts of the day are as follows:

Keep Military Museum - open 10am - 5pm - FREE Entry!

Come and see some military vehicles, modern day weapons and equipment, meet the Home Guard and enjoy children's trails and activities.

Drumhead Service - Borough Gardens

At 1100, there will be a Drumhead Service in Dorchester Borough Gardens. The Castletown D-Day Centre's Embarkation Convoy will be in the gardens from 1030, ready to process back to Portland at 1200. Come along and see the vehicles and meet the re-enactors! The service will involve a special medal presentation.

Dorset History Centre - open 10am - 4pm - FREE

Thanks to Dorset History Centre, on Saturday 8th June you can find out more about military archives and how to discover more about your ancestors who have served. Speak to researchers, look at some archive material and listen to some oral histories from those who were there on the day itself 75 years ago. There will also be 2 FREE talks during the course of the day. Lt Col. (Retd) James Porter will be speaking on:

11:45 D-Day: Planning and Preparation.

14:30 D-Day: The Landings and Exploitation.

These will be first come first served, space will be limited.

New Book!

Look out for a new D-Day book - 'D-Day Spearhead Brigade', by Christopher Jary, which tells the personal and human stories of the brave men who were some of the first to land on the beaches of Normandy nearly 75 years ago. Available from the Museum shop or online here

: 3rd Jun 2019