AN EVENT to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings has been extended.

The event which was originally supposed to take place over one day is now set to take place on June 8 and 9 at Solent Airport at Daedalus.

Aircrafts will be a key feature of the weekend but there will also be fun fair rides, children’s activities, market stalls and a performance stage and arena.

Chairman of the Daedalus Steering Group, Councillor Trevor Cartwright, said: “Daedalus was hugely significant on D-Day so one day didn’t seem enough to mark such a historic event.

“We have a vast amount of talent in Fareham which we want to showcase, so I would urge people to get involved and get in touch with us.

"The council are working hard to put plans together as quickly as possible and we’ll keep people updated about ticket sales and attractions.

“It’s going to be an incredible event and one which will be remembered for years to come so put the date in your diaries and let’s make this a weekend to remember.”

Anyone who wants to join in the D-Day events should email to be part of the celebratory weekend.

Details about ticket sales will be announced in the coming weeks