D-Day exhibition opens at Maidenhead Heritage Centre

D-Day exhibition opens at Maidenhead Heritage Centre

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Lucy Elder

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D-Day exhibition opens at Maidenhead Heritage Centre

An exhibition reliving memories of D-Day is being held at Maidenhead Heritage Centre to mark the 70th anniversary of the landings.

Maps, photographs, relics and interviews with 18 veterans are on display to commemorate the Normandy landings which happened on June 6, 1944.

These include one who was serving on the German side, a 'frogman' who destroyed obstacles under the sea and a pilot who glided into a French field in the dead of night.

Entry to the centre in Park Street is free and the display runs until June 14.


A Douglas C-47 Dakota dropped in to White Waltham Airfield on Monday, June 2.

Built in 1942, the aircraft flew over to the UK in 1943. It was based at Aldermaston and flew on D-Day, first towing a glider and then going back for paratroops.

After a post-war commercial life, the aircraft was restored and two weeks ago flew back from the US for the first time since the Second World War.

 

The Douglas C-47 Dakota

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