Hovertravel is giving 75 free tickets to Isle of Wight Veterans so they can travel to the D-DAY 75 events in Southsea between 5th – 9th June and offering a massive 75% discount for all veterans when travelling during the same period from either Ryde or Portsmouth.
In June, Portsmouth will be the focal point for reflection on the events of 1944. Veterans, military personnel and civilians will commemorate those lost and celebrate the achievements of the operation that sailed from Portsmouth 75 years ago. The events will create a momentous occasion to celebrate peace, liberty and reconciliation and they will be focussed on Southsea Common.
Neil Chapman, managing director of Hovertravel, explains: “Hovertravel has always supported the serving and retired Armed Forces and for this very special anniversary we wanted to say a huge thank you to those veterans who wish to experience the commemorative events in Southsea and on the Isle of Wight. Being the closest ferry port to Southsea Common and by far the quickest way to cross the Solent makes Hovertravel the most convenient choice for Island veterans.”
Hovertravel will be allocating the free 75 tickets on a first-come first-served basis and Island veterans can apply in the following ways:
- Joint request from a Veterans association – on behalf of members
- Message Hovertravel on Facebook or Twitter
- Call 01983 717 700 requesting tickets.
Please note: All ID must be confirmed at the booking process and presented at the Boarding Gate when travelling.
Hovertravel operates services every thirty minutes from early morning to late evening with an average crossing time of less than ten minutes. Booking and full details of the D-DAY 75 discount are available on their website: www.hovertravel.com