A RANGE of events to commemorate one of the most important moments in military history is planned at Hillingdon Council’s Battle of Britain Bunker Exhibition and Visitor Centre.

Crafting, choirs and climbing are among the activities as the Uxbridge bunker marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Events run from Thursday-Sunday, June 6-9.

The bunker is intrinsically connected with D-Day as the airborne support was orchestrated from there.

One of the WAAF officers stationed in the top-secret headquarters issued the orders for Operation Overlord to begin

In addition to the permanent D-Day exhibition, there will also be a pop-up ‘D-Day 80’ exhibition on the mezzanine.

For youngsters, a climbing wall will be installed in the picnic area, while D-Day-themed tours of the bunker’s famous Operations Room will be on offer each day for parents.

Operation Overlord (D-Day) was the largest amphibious invasion in history, which landed thousands of Allied troops on the Normandy coast to help liberate Europe. It began on June 6, 1944. 

For booking details, visit https://battleofbritainbunker.co.uk/whats-on/