A group of military vehicle enthusiasts has left Highbridge on a special trip to France to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Seven WW2 US Army Vehicles left Alstone Road in Highbridge for Normandy over the weekend, as pictured here.

“We’re all travelling down to Portsmouth for the ferry across to France to join the D-Day commemorations in Normandy with 1,800 other army vehicle enthusiasts,” Ed Jones, one of the group, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

“It will be a very big gathering to mark such a special anniversary.”

Sally Jones added: “It will be a very memorable and special few days – there are US Army ambulances, jeeps and other vehicles going from across Somerset, including from the Bristol area.”

The Normandy landings, which resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany, took place on June 6th, 1944.


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