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September 2019

MASB completed in excess of 200 sea miles in June. This was the first time under her own power since 1945 with an historic voyage to Normandy in replication of the crossing in support of the US 1st Army assault on Omaha Beach 75 years ago.
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April 2019

As we near the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we are getting close to completion of our two ambitious projects: the D-Day 75 Tribute Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the launch of our restored Motor Anti-Submarine Boat: HM MASB 27. Subject to intense finishing works being carried out in Chester, the 63 feet long gunboat will be launched at Hamble Marina on 2nd May. Again, subject to proving sea trials, our aim is to make the sea crossing to Normandy - the first return of this celebrated gunboat since its historic action off Omaha Beach on 6th June 1944.

Our own Normandy pilgrimage begins in Portsmouth on Saturday 1st June, including approximately 40 D-Day veterans.

Below are social media links which include two short videos.

D-Day 75 Tribute Garden
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