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D Day Commemoration - June 2014

D-Day Report

4 boats took part in the 70th Anniversary of the DDay landings in France. MGB 81, HSL 102, MTB 102 and Medusa. The week started with a days visit to the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust by the Millin Pipe Team, along with a contingent of American Veterans. 3 boats, MGB 81, HSL 102 and MTB 102 left Portsmouth for France on Tuesday 3rd June, and after a very successful round trip, returned to Portsmouth on the 9th June. The voyage report is here, and eventually we will have a file of photographs available for you to access on this website.

Click on the video panel below to see MGB81 at sea
Our thanks to Fred Attwood, Senior Volunteer PNBPT, for taking this video in the English Channel on the 9th June 2014


HRH Prince Charles (left) starting the engines of MGB 81.
Moored at Pegasus Bridge 5th June 2014.

The 5th of June 2014. MGB81 (Richard Hellyer) followed by HSL102 (Nick Hardesty) and MTB102 (Richard Basey) depart from Caen in France, on their way to Pegasus Bridge for the Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the D_Day landings in 1944 - click the video below to start.

D-Day 6th June 2014

This year sees the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. To commemorate this great event, the PNBPT has arranged for MGB 81 and HSL 102 to travel across the Channel to Ouistreham, Caen and Pegasus Bridge. The attached schedules will give you an idea of the plans, which will change from time to time. In company will be MTB 102, and Medusa.

We are working closely with the Millin Pipe team and hope to have Veterans at the Flagship Pontoon, Portsmouth to greet the pipes when they arrive there. See press article here

Please be in touch on if you are able to assist with this project in any way.

Medusa, MGB 81 and HSL102 at Haslar Marina 29th May 2014


A cake made by Christina, owner of the Cafe Bon Appetit, in Totton Southampton, which will travel over to Pegasus Bridge in France, on board MGB 81, in time for the 70th DDay commemorations. It will be given to the Mayor of Benouville, the small village at Pegasus Bridge. It is intended as a thank you to the folk of the region, for looking after the many graves of our fallen.

D-Day Portsmouth Daily Schedule3 - click here

D-Day-Veterans visit to PNBPT- 2 June 2014 - click here

Facebook link so that people who are interested can follow the progress of the 'Millin-Montgomery' Voyage stage by stage:

Updates of the voyage visit:

Click here to view and download the above 70th Commemoration document

Click here to view and download the above 70th Commemoration document

Click here to view and download the complete Operational Plan 5 at at 27-05-2014

Click here to view and download the Millin Montgomery Voyage



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