Torquay Marina, Torbay

Torquay Marina, Torbay
Photograph taken August 2002 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: nmr 21786/12

Although now an integral part of the English Riviera's leisure and tourism industry, Torquay Marina played an important part in the Normandy Landings during World War II. Thousands of Allied soldiers embarked from two concrete slipways adjacent to Beacon Quay in June 1944.

Location

Torbay Torquay

Period

2000s (2000 - 2009)

Tags

aerial view harbour boat ship leisure tourism world war two 2000s (2000 - 2009)