D Day 75 5-6th June 2019
D Day 75
June the 6th 1944, without a doubt one of the most important dates in modern history.
It marks the date on which almost 160.000 Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches as part of Operation Overlord, to start the liberation of Western-Europe.
The assault was preceded on 5th June by 24.000 troops who parachuted in or came by glider.
The most important aircraft to support the airborne assault was the Douglas C-47 Skytrains (Dakotas).
Over 800 Dakotas were involved in the transport of the men across the English Channel.
This Wednesday, 5th June marks the 75th anniversary of the preparation phase of the invasion. This will probably be the last large scale commemoration of this event.
Daks over Normandy is an event to honour those who paid so much to liberate Europe.....
Sad passing of "Old Maidstonians"
2019 CCF Royal Air Sqn Trophy SE WIN!
Marvelous Maidstonians, Congratulations to the MGS CCF RAF Royal Air Squadron Trophy Competition team for winning the South East regional heats on Sunday. The team will now progress onto the national finals with the second & third place runners up in March.
Drop-off Reminder to all parents
Please do not drop your son or daughter off at the front gate, school car park or back gate at the start or end of the school day. This poses a serious health and safety issue when staff are trying to get in and out of school in their cars and students are walking around the site