A NEW free pocket guide is being launched to highlight Hampshire’s many events commemorating the First World War and the D-day landings.

Sites and events included in the guide range from Winchester’s Gurkha Museum which has a special exhibition that explores the role of Gurkhas on WW1’s Western Front, to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, which is holding a special talk in June on how miniature submarines helped make the D-Day landings a success.

The Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop will also be commemorating D-Day with a special event in June and the Museum of Army Chaplaincy at Amport will have a dedicated exhibition between July and November that explores British army chaplains in the First World War.

The pocket guide is available free from Tourist Information Centres, by calling 01271 336136 or ordering online at http://track.vuelio.uk.com/defenceoftherealm.co.uk. It also includes discount vouchers so visitors can make savings of up to 20 per cent on normal admission fees.