Coolham Airfield D-Day 75th anniversary
On the 75th anniversary of D-Day (Sunday 9th June) come and walk round the World War II airfield at Coolham and remember the bravery and sacrifices made by all who served at the airfield during its short but active existence to support the greatest invasion in history.
The walk around the airfield, around two miles, is easy going and is always a pleasure in any weather. As well as the beautiful West Sussex countryside there are memorials to the brave pilots who died supporting the landings. Altogether 174 pilots were stationed at Coolham ALG. While serving there 15 pilots and ground crew died in the course of their duties – eight Polish, six British and one Canadian.
Car parking facilities have been arranged at the airfield and at the Selsey Arms Pub which is a few minutes’ walk from the airfield entrance. The pub serves excellent lunches and, on the day, a 1940’s menu will be available. The Selsey Arms strongly supports the airfield and has on show many items of memorabilia.
You will be able to relax in the Pub’s unspoilt old-world charm and imagine the war time atmosphere, packed with pilots, ground crew, soldiers, many different accents, farm workers and land girls all in a thick cloud of tobacco smoke.
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