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Daks over DDay tickets are now on sale, 38 due to arrive

Old 4th Feb 2019, 23:02
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Daks over DDay tickets are now on sale, 38 due to arrive

Just a heads up that the tickets are now on sale if you want to see this once in a life time spectacle, details are here, just a heads up, not involved but know some were interested.

https://www.daksovernormandy.com/visitor-info/

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Old 5th Feb 2019, 18:53
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Booked my tickets for the Wednesday, Your pictures will be better than mine. Hope to get on board a couple
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It will, of course, be a fantastic spectacle. Interestingly if all 38 DC3/C-47 make it to DZ N, that will be 11 more than were scheduled to fly to DZ N on 6 Jun 44. Pity that the 91 Stirlings, 26 Albemarles, 34 Hamilcars and 184 Horsas can't be represented in kind.

To the crews, paras and spectators, have a great day out.

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Source: D-Day : Normandy 1944 - British Airborne East of river Orne

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Kiltrash, it reads as if they will be open to visitors, tickets also access the museum too I believe, Mickey of ice planes is rebuilding a Dak to bring I believe.

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https://forum.keypublishing.com/foru...ne-anniversary


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BATCO,

Thanks for posting that fascinating link. While browsing it, I came across the best double-barreled name I have ever seen:




I just had to look him up and discovered this remarkable description of D-Day and the subsequent few days:

Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Pine-Coffin

Known to his men as Wooden Box!




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BATCO,
Thanks for posting that fascinating link.
Thanks, my pleasure. While browsing the link I hope you noticed the presence of 1 (Canadian) Parachute Bn in the Orbat for 6 (UK) Abn Div.
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Can anyone give me a steer on what the actual DZ(s) will be on 5th June? I have already booked my ferries and a campsite near Ranville for 3rd - 8th June and I am planning to visit Duxford on 2nd June.
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Can anyone give me a steer on what the actual DZ(s) will be on 5th June?
Try this link for location/extent of DZ N:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/6th_Airborne_Division_June_1944.png

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India 42:

Pine-coffin was also involved in the Canal Zone in the early/mid-1950s with the (IIRC) 16th Independent Para.
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Hi all, I’m one of the jumpers for the event, the mass practice jump is taking place at Duxford and landing aircraft and jumpers back at Duxford.
there are no civvies jumping in France on the 6th due to security and various heads of states flying about it with be serving military only.
the chutes we use are steerable mainly MC-1 b-c and SF10 types.
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