This year’s tour will offer something completely new for Herts at War in that our annual tour will not be on the Western Front, but instead head to Normandy to spend four days following the 1944 D-Day landings and the fortunes of Hertfordshire’s servicemen and subsequent fighting for Normandy.
We will be based at a Hotel in Port-en-Bessin, spending three nights in the area. The proposed itinerary is as follows:
Day One: Thursday 19 September
Picking up in Hertfordshire, we travel to Normandy via Dover-Calais Ferry. En-route to the Hotel we visit the famous Pegasus Bridge to look at the very first action of D-Day by men of the Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. We visit Ranville cemetery where the first fallen now rest and also visit the grave of a Hertfordshire man with a unique wartime story.
Day Two: Friday 20 September
A full day’s study of the British & Canadian Beaches including Gold, Juno & Sword and Arromanches for the Mulberry Harbour. We visit Ver-sur-Mer for the 86th Field (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) and Hertfordshire Regiment Memorials and study in some detail the involvement of those Hertfordshires who were part of the first waves to come ashore.
Day Three: Saturday 21 September
A full day’s study of the inland fighting including the breakout from Caen, actions around the village of Crepon, operations Epsom & Goodwood, visiting the village of Villers Bocage, Tilly, Hill 112 and finally the beautiful town of Bayeaux and the CWGC Bayeux Memorial to the Missing.
Day Four: Sunday 22 September
Visit to the US Memorial & Cemetery at Omaha Beach and German cemetery at La Cambe before heading back to Calais and onto Hertfordshire.
£545 per person (£100 single supplement)
Includes three nights accommodation on a B & B Basis, museum entry, all travel and two battlefield guides throughout. Price includes a donation to support Herts at War.
In order to book your place please contact Battle Honours Ltd on 01438 880725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org