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...]

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...]

Live coverage of 70th D-Day events in Normandy under threat

Normandy Offshore Wind Farm Meeting in Arromanches Tonight in English

D-Day veterans who cannot make it to Normandy this week for the 70th anniversary of the beach landings could be deprived from watching the ceremonies live on television it is claimed. A decision by French President Francois Hollande to … [Read more...]

British Veterans Advised They Will Need Accreditation for D-Day Events

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Second World War veterans from the UK who are planning to attend commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy this June are being asked to contact the Royal British Legion to make sure they can gain entry to … [Read more...]