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...]

Paras old and new mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day

Veterans who parachuted into battle in Normandy on D-Day have met paratroopers preparing for a commemorative jump onto the same fields 70 years later. In the early hours of 6 June 1944 around 7,900 troops from the British 6th Airborne … [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...]

American president remembers D-Day amid rows of white crosses in Normandy

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, declared he was honoured to return to the beaches of Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and said those who fought for freedom then and now should never be forgotten. He … [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...]