Selsey's Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of D-Day at East Beach Green

June 06, Thursday

20:30 - 21:30

East Beach Green, East Beach, Selsey, PO20 0SZ

What's Here

This Civic Ceremony will serve as a tribute to the bravery and resilience of those who served, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the enduring importance of unity and collaboration in the face of adversity.

It brings together individuals and organisations from diverse backgrounds to pay homage to the heroes of D-Day.  

The evening will include:

Music from Chichester City Band,

A short service led by Rev. Wilkes


Standard/Flag bearers from amongst others ATC, RNA, RNLI, Coastguard, Selsey Scouts, 

The Tribute

The lighting of East Beach’s Beacon to honour the fallen. 

Come, join us in expressing gratitude to our veterans and their families, whose courage continues to inspire. Together, let us ensure their legacy lives on.

East Beach holds a particular historical significance, being a site where the Phoenix caissons, integral components of the Mulberry Harbours, were assembled. These remarkable structures played a pivotal role in the success of the Allied invasion on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. As we commemorate this historic event, it is only fitting to honour the sacrifices made by countless individuals who participated in D-Day.

Getting there:

The Stagecoach no. 51 bus from Chichester stops at the junction of Beach Road and Constable Drive. A short walk down Beach Road and around East Beach Pond will bring you to East Beach Green.

There is a car park with disabled parking, accessible from Beach Road. The car park has a height barrier and no overnight parking. Set your sat nav to PO20 0SZ.