American veteran gets fast tracked passport so he can get to Normandy for D-Day

A World War II veteran almost missed getting to Normandy to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day because he couldn’t prove he was American. Sherwin Callander, 94, needed the help of immigration officers after his passport application was … [Read more...]

Queen thanks Commonwealth veterans at Bayeux D-Day cemetery service

The Queen has thanked veterans gathering in Normandy for the anniversary of the D-Day landings for their heroic endeavours 70 years ago. She attended a service for British personnel at Bayeux Cathedral and then laid a wreath at the … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]