Our 2014 tour looks to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the WW11 D-Day landings in Normandy France. Our tour takes place between 6-13 April 2014 starting at the D-Day Map room at Southwick House before commencing our landing operations in Normandy. Our tour will visit over 25 historical sites of D-Day including the iconic Pegasus Bridge.
Watch the film 'The Longest Day' to get a preview of some of the history and locations we'll be touring.
12 April 2014.
After last's night 1940s themed evening today was a day of rest with club members busy packing and taking in last minute sightseeing or strolling on the beach. Paul and Teresa went back to Pegasus Bridge and a stop at the Gondree Cafe. They witnessed the bridge open which is indeed a rare sight. Ian and Dawn took a 5 Mile hike down Gold beach and ended up at Juno Beach!! Dean, Vanessa and their daughters visited a local Chocolate Factory and the reporters Memorial. Dave and Liz were probably the most adventurous by heading up to Honfleur as did Rob and Rachael. Paul and Jenni went to Port en Bessin which was the receiving end of PLUTO during D-Day. Stefan and Gemma had a relaxing day in Arromanches and Bayeux.
Our cars have served us proud navigating some superb French roads. Our Tour has had participants from as far as Holland and France(!) and we even recruited two new members! Roger and Cheryl Reeves departed early this morning with a 9 hour drive back to Holland......that's dedication! Dominique and Marie have ventured further into Brittany with their Triumph Spitfire! Paul and Jenni have opted to stay a few extra days so continue to fly the 1100 Club flag.
With over 20 D-Day locations visited we have been very well received wherever we have travelled. Our French Cousins have admired our cars and hooted their horns in approval wherever we have driven.
Thank you for following our progress on this historical tour of D-Day.
We are eternally grateful to those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we may enjoy the Freedom we have today.
We shall remember them.