2nd - 3rd June 2018 | Saunton Beach

Saunton Sands Devon D-Day; a history lesson for the whole family

This historic event is hosted by Friends of the Assault Training Center and will be attended by the 304th Panzergrenadiers and the 2nd Devons. Saunton Sands Devon D-Day is an opportunity to showcase how soldiers arrived for their training for D-Day in 1944, and to educate children about why it took place. 

On Saturday 2nd June 2018 there will be a WW2 Vehicle Convoy starting at Cobbaton Combat Collection and arriving at Saunton Sands around lunchtime. In the afternoon, Spitfires will be performing a flypast. The involvement of these Battle of Britain memorial planes is made even more special as it is the RAF's 100th year. 

On Sunday the Saunton D-Day celebrations continue with over 70 vehicles booked, including Sherman tanks.

Step back in time with this family event and enjoy:

The WW2 Living History Association - an association of re-enactors whose aim is to display the equipment, uniforms and personal items of the armies that operated in Europe in WW2.

The work of the Assault Training Center Friends group - a not for profit organisation who research, educate and preserve the history of the US Army Assault Training Center in North Devon.

And the 304th Panzer Grenadier Regiment WW2 LHA - a WW2 re-enactment group based in the South West of England, portraying the 304th Panzer Grenadier Regiment of the 2nd Panzer Division.
 
Browse the official Devon D-Day Facebook page for more details and to see more about life in WWII.