D-Day remembered at Upottery

IT played a significant role in the D-Day landings and now, 65 years later, Upottery Airfield is to be the focus of a two-day commemorative event.

IT played a significant role in the D-Day landings and now, 65 years later, Upottery Airfield is to be the focus of a two-day commemorative event.The South West Airfields Heritage Trust has announced plans to stage air days and classic vehicle show at the site on June 6 and 7.Upottery Airfield, more commonly known as Smeatharpe in recent years, was used as a take-off base for troops who took part in the historic D-Day landings.Marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day at Upottery will be aircraft displays, including a fly-in and static models.Second World War re-enactments, a car boot sale and classic car show will also be features of the weekend event.Profits will benefit Marie Curie Cancer Care.Tickets for D-Day 65 will cost �10 per adult and �5 per child under 14, and will be available on the gate.Those returning on the second day will be given half-price entry, upon production of Saturday's ticket.