Public Events

80th Anniversary of D-Day at Greenham Control Tower

June 6, 2024 - June 6, 2024

Join us for a special day of events commemorating D-Day

About the Event

 

  • 10am Tower and café open
  • 11am Service of commemoration
  • 11:44am Avro Lancaster flypast
  • 12pm Fish & chip van and bar open
  • 6pm Tower opens for evening activities
  • 9.15pm – Address, then lighting up of the tower

Featuring:

Displays of Military Vehicles
Exhibition for D-Day 80
US Air Force
RAF Welford Historical Society
Kennet Radio outside broadcast
Evening of music & dancing
Bar by Renegade Brewery

Also, free bus service will start from Newbury, Wharf bus station, stops at ‘the Plough on the Green’ and Water Lane.

Morning:
Depart Newbury 10:15 –  Depart Control Tower 13:00
Evening:
Depart 19:00, 19:30 – Depart Control Tower 21:30, 22:00

Free buses start from Thatcham Broadway (outside Morrisons) and Thatcham Town FC Clubhouse 15 mins later
Evening only
Depart Thatcham 19:15, 19:45 – Depart Control Tower 21:45, 22:15

Useful Facts

Location

Burys Bank Rd, RG19 8BZ

Ticket Information

Free admission, no booking required.
Free bus services from Newbury and Thatcham town centres