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Coach firm helps D-Day display go airborne

Visitors to D-Day 75 at Daedalus (June 8 and 9) will be able to see a breath-taking air display from military helicopters, thanks to support from Lucketts Travel.

The coach firm, based just down the road in Fareham, has sponsored the Gazelle Squadron display as part of its support for the local community and armed forces.

Each afternoon visitors will be able to watch the Gazelle Squadron display team fly two of its former military Westland Gazelle helicopters overhead. They’ll also be able to see some of the squadron’s aircraft up close, with a staticdisplay within the event grounds.

Tony Lawman, managing director of Lucketts Travel and a former Army officer himself, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to support this exciting part of the already action-packed event line up. These helicopters are fascinating to watch and we’ll be among the crowds heading to Daedalus over the weekend to view the spectacle.”

Lucketts has long been a supporter of the UK forces community. It holds the Government’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) bronze award and regularly supports former servicemen and women by taking part in resettlement careers fairs and offering positions to transitioning military veterans. It has also signed the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant and regularly provides coach travel for military and MOD personnel.

D-Day 75 at Daedalus takes place on June 8 and 9 and will feature a range of family activities to mark the 75th anniversary of D Day. The event has been
organised by Fareham Borough Council to pay tribute to the site’s historic significance to the day. Daedalus was the busiest airfield in the UK on D-Day and is synonymous with Spitfires and Seafires.

To find out more about the event visit https://www.fareham.gov.uk/leisure out_and_about_in_fareham/dday75.aspx