THE Weymouth leg of a D-Day memorial voyage will go ahead by sea after a boat was secured.

A replica of the bagpipes played by Private Bill Millin who famously led commandos on to Sword beach in June 1944 is being transported around the country and is due to arrive in Weymouth this week.

There were fears the pipes, which are being played at different ports, would have to arrive by car as no boat had been arranged for the sailing from Exmouth.

John Phipps, chairman of the D-Day Revisited charity which is organising the Millin-Montgomery voyage, said they have now secured a boat thanks to Portland Port.

The pipes will arrive tomorrow for a ceremony by the Pavilion at 10.30am.