On the 3rd of June 1944 LST’s arrived at the prepared Hardway Ramp and loading of vehicles and men proceeded; the vehicles reversing aboard to allow of a quick exit at their predetermined beach on the coast of France.
Night and day troops and vehicles loaded and departed from Hardway to join the invasion force, this hectic activity continued through to September
1944 when captured ports such as Antwerp allowed reinforcements and supplies to be routed from London and other nearer southeastern ports. The Hardway ramp had served its strategic purpose and was now on relegated to
embarking food and medicines to the starving of Europe.