Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord – Normandy

The 1st Week of June every 5th Anniversary

80th Anniversary of Operation Overlord. Planning is well underway for the IMPS 2024 tour of Normandy. Our campsite is already booked and several guided tours around the region have already been organised with experienced experts. We are linking up with local groups and the MVT to participate in the commemorations, including parades in Port en Bessin and Bayeux.

We will be travelling to/from France via Portsmouth/Caen. The outward crossings will be either the overnight ferry leaving Sunday 2nd June or the daytime crossing on Monday 3rd June. The return crossings will be on Monday 10th June 2024. The duration of the trip will be 7 nights. We will be “occupying” a campsite which is located mid-way along the landing beaches. This makes it easy to visit all the sites relevant to Operation Overlord and the breakout. It provides a very high standard of facilities, with both camping and on site cabins available, it has an on-site swimming pool, excellent showers, a bar/cafe area and great access for the larger vehicles.

IMPS Normandy Logo 2024
Operation Overlord 2019 
         ©   
 Gareth Wear

Operation Overlord 2019 © Gareth Wear

A provisional schedule for 2024 is as follows:

Sunday 2nd June – Overnight ferry to Caen
Monday 3rd June – Book in to campsite
Tuesday 4th June –IMPS Tour (TBA)
Wednesday 5th June – IMPS Tour (TBA)
Thursday 6th June – Arromanches Beach Tour
Friday 7th June – Port-en-Bessin Parade
Saturday 8th June – IMPS Tour (TBA)
Sunday 9th June – Bayeux Parade and Tilly-sur-Seulles
Monday 10th June – return ferry to Portsmouth

Expressions of interest are being taken now. Email normandy2024@imps.org.uk