30th April 2018

World War 2 Soldiers descended on Saunton Sands

World War 2 soldiers descended on Saunton Sands beach on Saturday to prepare for D-Day celebrations taking place this June.

In full gear and complete with vehicles, re-enactment group First Wave 44 were hard at work as this great photo courtesy of Rob Tibbles perfectly captures.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Assault Training Center (when American soldiers started arriving for their D-Day 1944 training), on 2-3 June the Friends of the Assault Training Center will host celebrations, with the 304th Panzergrenadiers and  the 2nd Devons also in attendance.

Saturday 2nd June 2018 will be a WW2 Vehicle Convoy starting at Cobbaton Combat Collection and arriving at Saunton Sands around lunchtime, while on Sunday 3rd June 2018 Saunton D-Day will be hosting their event on Saunton Beach.

Why not stay with us and enjoy the celebrations - view offer here.