With only days left before Southsea, Portsmouth hosts a major event to mark the historic D-Day landings in Normandy, the public wishing to get a glimpse of the Queen, President Trump or The PM Treasa May will have little hope.
The MOD who are hosting the event have closed off the common area to the public and put up miles of triple layer security fencing to stop you seeing from them.
Despite the event being held for the public to celebrate and mark the special day in British history, only invited personnel will be able to enter and attend, there will be screens showing some of the events.
Portsmouth council secured further funding to tart up the city including completely re-turfing the memorial area, and pressure washing all areas within the closed event. Sprinklers are non stop in the hope it looks attractive for the special visitors.
The commemorative event on 5 June – being organised by the Ministry of Defence – will welcome dignitaries and heads of state from around the world to honour our veterans, and will include a flypast of RAF aircraft. Later, the city will wave off around 300 veterans and their guests, as they set sail for France to take in events along the Normandy beaches.
Before sunset on the 5 June, MV Boudicca, a specially-chartered ship for 300 Normandy veterans (procured by funds from The Royal British Legion and a LIBOR grant from HM Treasury) will transport veterans across the channel to Normandy. It will be escorted by a Royal Navy vessel, representing the famous crossing 75 years before.
Military and security will be surrounding the event on guard and police will be in mass attendance. There are planned anti-Trump protests arranged and in relation to the closed screened event failing to allow the public to see live the action first hand.