'Then & Now': The Royal Dragoon Guards

Type:Military Event

Lepe Country Park, Exbury, Southampton, SO45 1AD

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'Then & Now': The Royal Dragoon Guards


To commemorate the 77th anniversary of D-Day, the D-Day at Lepe Heritage group and the Royal Dragoon Guards will be hosting an open-air exhibition at Lepe Country Park.
The special exhibition is a joint venture between the Royal Dragoon Guards, the D-Day Heritage Group and Lepe Country Park. To include a Valentine Duplex Drive Tank and military personnel of the Royal Dragoon Guards alongside historic footage of the tank in action. The exhibition will highlight the role of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards as they were in 1944, and as they are now.
Illustrating the important role Lepe played in the build-up to, and subsequent embarkation, departure and landings in Normandy, the D-Day Lepe Heritage Group will host an exhibition in the classroom at Lepe Point. Displaying information on the build-up to the embarkation from Lepe Beach and Stanswood Bay and comprising of models, photographs, literature, maps etc. The indoor exhibition will run from 3rd June until 7th June.

Both the indoor and outdoor exhibitions will be subject to current Government guidance, masks should be worn indoors, and social distancing rules will apply.


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