D-Day Landings

D-Day Landings

Falmouth played a key part in the D-Day landings.

Various locations in and around Falmouth had a massive role in the D-Day Landings. Throughout 1943 and the first half of 1944, 27,000 American troops arrived in the Fal Estuary in preparation of the Landings. Embarkation points were situated in various areas around Falmouth, The River Fal, and the Helford.

A makeshift army camp was erected at The Beacon where the troops took camp ready to embark on 'The Friendly Invasion' on Omaha Beach in Normandy. They were based in the area to practice.

Some of the locations included Grove Place, Mylor Yacht Harbour, Turnaware and Smugglers Cottage (Tolverne). We highly recommend reading the Falmouth Packet Article and a massive thank you to David Barnicoat for the pictures.

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