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Chichester D-Day 75th Anniversary

The 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord and the D-Day landings falls on 6 June 1944.

The University itself played an important role too, and Bishop Otter College was occupied by the RAF from August 1942. Providing the Sector Operations Room for RAF Tangmere, the college was heavily involved in the preparations for the invasion of Normandy, and during D Day itself controlled fifty-six squadrons.

In recognition of this role, the University is helped to organise and host a series of local events to mark D-Day in and around Chichester, including a programme of scheduled public talks and a project to help record local memories of the preparations for D Day. We are proud to be working with the West Sussex Record Office, the Novium Museum, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, and the Save Tangmere Tower campaign in helping mark this important commemoration.