A COMMUNITY event is coming to an iconic Hampshire airport to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Plans are under way for a large event at Solent Airport, at Daedalus, to commemorate the Normandy landings, which took place during the Second World War on June 6, 1944.

The event will take place on June 8 from 10am and 4pm.

Residents can expect to enjoy fair rides, children’s activities, market stalls and stage performances from local groups in arena performances are all set to take place as part of the Daedalus celebrations.

Aircraft will also be a key feature and further details will be released as soon as the final arrangements are in place.

Fareham Borough Council’s Cllr Trevor Cartwright, who is chairman of the Daedalus Steering Group, said: “D-Day is a day we should all remember and mark and because of Daedalus’ significance during the war, it is fitting to have a commemoration event at the site.

“Council officers are currently putting together plans to ensure this is a day to remember. So, make sure you don’t miss out on what will be the biggest event of next year.”

The landings were the largest seaborne invasion in history and saw the Allies invade the French region.

The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France from Nazi control, and laid the foundations for victory.

More than 4,000 people lost their lives during the invasion, including thousands of British soldiers.