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DONALD TRUMP TO VISIT SOUTHSEA AS PART OF D-DAY COMMEMORATIONS


The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, is set to visit Southsea as part of the major commemorations taking place to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Trump will be making a state visit to the United Kingdom between 3rd-5th June, which will include a trip to Southsea Common – just a stones throw from the Isle of Wight – on Wednesday 5th June.

This week it has been announced that more than 11 Royal Navy ships will take up position on the Solent as part of the national event to mark 75 years since D Day. This will include the mobilisation of more than 4,000 personnel and a RAF fly past involving 26 aircraft.

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Changes to ferry timetables and traffic arrangements in and around Portsmouth is likely, more so as a result of the President’s attendance at the event. The event will provide a unique opportunity to see the military in action and pay respects to those who paid the ultimate price. Furthermore, it will be the closest many Islanders will have ever come to a state visit.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said over the weekend:

“We’re very proud that Portsmouth is at the heart of the D-Day 75 anniversary event, and Hampshire Constabulary is ready to play its full part in honouring the heroes who made such great sacrifices for us.

“This will be a national commemoration and we expect the policing operation to reflect this, ensuring a safe event for the veterans, visitors, residents and businesses.

“We are already planning with local and national partners, drawing on a vast amount of experience our officers and staff have from policing other recent large-scale events”.

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David Williams Chief Executive Portsmouth City Council, has said:

“The scale of D-Day 75 is unprecedented with Portsmouth at the heart of commemorations on 5 June.  The city will provide the back drop for the armed forces to mark this historic occasion and, most importantly, to pay tribute to veterans and their comrades and reflect on lessons learned.”

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Foggy
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Foggy

I’m going , this bloke is a legend, and so funny:)

Daemy
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Daemy

Whilst the events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day are fantastic, and I have nothing but admiration for the people who took part in D-Day and our (and our allies) armed forces in general; it’s a shame Trump has to visit. He will expect it to be first & foremost a celebration of ‘Donald Trump, president of the USA’

Mary Vine
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Mary Vine

I’ll go to demonstrate against him.
(This photo surely must have been photoshopped by an agency).

el de stonkeroonie
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el de stonkeroonie

A great president, i would be willing to debate any who think otherwise

Phil McCavity
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Phil McCavity

Don’t think so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

john grindley
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john grindley

Join We should honour the Country who helped to win the war, and Trump represents the USA..

Mary Vine
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Mary Vine

Sadly, he doesn’t. He happily excoriates / casts slurs on large population groups in his country. Not just individuals who may or may not have done wrong, but generalisations about legitimate cultural and social groups. He even dissed John McCain on the basis that he was captured during war and suffered longterm disability for it – despite the fact that McCain was highly decorated for his record of brave behaviour. Trump, on the other hand, got out of war service due to ‘bone spurs’ that disappeared after the Vietnam war had ended.

keith young
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keith young

Many Americans died during the d-day invasion so it is only fitting tht the head of their country should pay homage. Wether it beTrump or any other leader should not be in qusetion

Kev Calvert
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Kev Calvert

A great honour to have the President of the United States present at Portsmouth celebrations. Donald Trump is Patriot who loves his veterans and the veterans of his allies. Our parliament could learn a lot from this man………

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