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#26 jonesy1275

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:28 AM

That's a bargain!  :o



#27 Sabrejet

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:30 AM

That's a bargain!  :o

 

'chutes are extra Neil!  ;)



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:21 AM

I've got my own but I wouldn't jump with it!



#29 memphis_belle

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:23 AM

This will be the ideal spot/time for a USMF meet!!!!

 

I hope to meet some of you there!

I'll be in Normandy from June 2 to 9. On Saturday I'm taking part in the Carentan Liberty March. Anyone else?

Otherwise, I bet that everyone will show up on Omaha Beach at 6:30 on June 6 :)

 

See you there!



#30 Johan Willaert

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:52 AM

Just watch for me riding by on this....

 

 

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:26 PM

(Posted on behalf of General Apathy aka Ken)

 

D-Day Week Events List 2014

 

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#32 Le Garenne 78

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:08 PM

Hi,

Since it's on the map, I wanted to ask to all the members of the forum. Who is coming this year?

I have not return to Normandy since 1994 for the 50th anniversary.

Regards
Charles

#33 Johan Willaert

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 05:59 AM

Center of Ste Mere Eglise will be closed to all traffic from Thursday 5th june at 1900Hr till Monday 9th June at 0800Hr...

 

Parking lots will be opened around the village, within about 3/4 mile from the main square... Parking fee 5Euro/day
 



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:43 AM

Hello,

 

For those who are willing to come to Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day and cant' find a place to stay, here's the deal:

 

I've booked a small farmhouse for 4 persons in La Haye du Puits, 15 miles away from Sainte-Mère-Eglise and I will stay there from june 1st to june 8th. I'm gonna stay alone there but did book a bigger place than I need in case a WW2 glider pilot would like to come and would have had a problem to find a place to stay (I focus my research on GP's !). It's not 100% sure yet but it seems like I have no veteran I know that is showing up this year. As a consequence, I will have an extra room in the farmhouse. So, if it can help someone, contact me by private message. Now the sad part : as I want to spend a nice week, I prefer to be alone than to be with a SOB. So, for those who will be interested, please be clean, nice and friendly and accept the conditons.

 

Best regards.

 

Gliderpilot



#35 Johan Willaert

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 12:03 AM

Isigny expo by French USMF members!

 

Definitely worth a visit!!

 

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Starts on the 4th June... not 31st May



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:23 AM

I know it's very late in the game, but I am considering flying over for the the anniversary.  Assuming I am willing to bite the bullet on the expensive plane ticket and can find a place to stay, will I be able to attend the various ceremonies and events.  I am guessing many of these are limited to a certain number of people?  Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:27 AM

Traffic restrictions on the 6th (Thanks Ken!)

 

http://www.le70e-nor...raffic/?lang=en



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:38 AM

See you all there...my Jeep "CONNIE" aswell as some of us 2nd Armoured In Europe members will be around as 101st A/B troopers doing stuff and some in action dioramas in support of the Carentan march.......see you on the beach..

 

Regards

 

Lloyd



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:39 PM

Collector5516 there is quite an informative part about visiting Normandy during the 2014 anniversary on the UK Government website. 

It states there will be a lot of restrictions around the 6th for most of the Normandy beach area.. 

 

https://www.gov.uk/g...rmandy-landings



#40 Collector5516

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:32 PM

Thank you for sharing that link Ewart.  Unfortunately, it looks like I waited way too long to consider this trip.  From what I've read, it seems that I will not be able to get anywhere near the majority of the ceremonies/commemorations. 



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:02 AM

It was great to see Donald Burgett on CNN in the video about the vet that jumped on the 70th Anniversary.  Donald used Kickstarter to fund the trip to the event.  Mission complete and well done!

 

http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_c2

 

-Ski



#42 Johan Willaert

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:45 AM

My 2014 Normandy trip...

 

http://www.thelibera...cialevents2.htm

 

Enjoy,

 

Johan




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