This week is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, one of the most remarkable Allied wartime operations. Capture has designed and printed a poster, celebrating a historic vessel, RAF-HSL-2561.
Built in 1942 in Southampton, 2561 has a distinguished history during the war: taking part in D-Day landings, rescuing survivors of three Royal Navy minesweepers that had sunk off Le Havre and transferring wounded sailors to hospital ships in Arromanches, escort boat for King Haakon on his return to Norway, supporting the Norwegian civil authorities in clean up operations, transporting War Crimes investigators taking charge of suspects amongst her many notable duties. She also made a silver screen debut in the film “The Sea Shall Not Have Them.”
In 1958, 2561 was struck off charge and arrived in Hayling Island the following year, to take up her final residence where she remains to this day. The poster is being proudly displayed so local residents can learn about 2561’s impressive history and contribution to Allied operations.