Official 70th D-Day commemorations begin with service for civilians who died

Today’s 70th anniversary of D-Day commemorations began first thing this morning when French President Francois Hollande attended a ceremony to remember the civilians who died. He attended a service at the Memorial de Caen museum to … [Read more...]

Modern RAF pilots take photos of Normandy D-Day beaches

Modern day RAF pilots have emulated the work of their Second World War counterparts over the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy beaches. Two Tornados from 2 (Army Cooperation) Squadron used today’s technology to reproduce the images … [Read more...]

High security for 70th D-Day anniversary means road closures

The British Embassy in Paris has issued advice for people travelling to Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day as extra security is in place due to the number of heads of states and royalty attending the events in coming days. It … [Read more...]

70th D-Day organisers want young people never to forget the Normandy landings

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Making sure young people never forget the sacrifices made on the beaches of Normandy 70 years ago is one of the main aims of this year’s commemorations. Official organisers said that the hundreds of ceremonies should aim to ‘pass the … [Read more...]

Brittany Ferries proud to transport veterans for D-Day 70th anniversary

Brittany ferries, which operates the main cross channel links between Normandy and the UK, says it is proud to be helping veterans arrive in France this week for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Hundreds of veterans are booked aboard its … [Read more...]