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Arena Group supplies D-Day remembrance event

Arena Group provided a range of bespoke structures as The Queen, Theresa May and Donald Trump observed the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Portsmouth on 5 June.

The supplier provided 13 bespoke structures, fencing and barriers, over 3,000 chairs, 700 tiered seats and 172 VIP chairs for the royal box at the high security event, which took place on Southsea Common throughout the day.

Hosted by the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion, the private event was attended by hundreds of veterans and invited guests, including heads of state, and featured a flypast of up to 25 historic and modern RAF aircraft including a Spitfire.

Bradley Merchant, project director of UK & Europe Seating, commented: “We are really proud to be involved in this event which pays tribute to an important moment in our history. The Commemorative event was especially sensitive, and we had to work around tight time constraints and a high level of security to get the structures and seating installed on time and to the highest of standards.

"It was great to also work with the team at H Power Group again who we recently worked with to deliver seating for the Royal Windsor Horse Show.”