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In pictures: D-Day events
Prince Charles watches the Parachute Regiment jump into Ranville, Normandy
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Prince Charles witnessed the Parachute Regiment recreate the landing of Allied paratroopers in Ranville.
The British Royal Navy warship HMS Gloucester escorts a ferry from Portsmouth Harbour
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Thousands of veterans travelled across the Channel in boats from Portsmouth Harbour.
WWII veterans aboard the ferry Van Gogh watched the Battle of Britain flight led by Flight Lieutenant Jack Hawkins
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WWII veterans aboard the ferry Van Gogh watched the Battle of Britain flight led by Flight Lieutenant Jack Hawkins
James Hill and Prince Charles
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Brigadier James Hill - the last surviving officer of brigadier rank of the Normandy campaign - sees a statue unveiled in his honour in Le Mesnil.
A veteran at the 4th / 7th Dragoon Guards Memorial at Creully in Normandy
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Memories of battlefields and of lost friends overcame some veterans attending the remembrance services.
Leonard Martin, 84, and Marge Traves, 67, on the ferry MV Van Gogh
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But the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings had its lighter moments.
Former Royal Marine Jack Tilley, 79, and Albert Lewis, 85
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Old pals from the Parachute Regiment met again on the beaches at Arromanches.
Ex-Royal Signalman William Young, from Glasgow, danced a jig for a French piper
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Ex-Royal Signalman William Young, from Glasgow, danced a jig for a French piper at Caen where veterans were awarded Normandy 60th anniversary badges.
Prince Charles sits with veteran pilot Jim Wallwork inside a replica of one of the giant gliders used in the daring raid on Pegasus Bridge 60 years ago.
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Prince Charles sits with veteran pilot Jim Wallwork inside a replica of one of the giant gliders used in the daring raid on Pegasus Bridge 60 years ago.
Cyril Ager, 79, a Royal Engineer in the war talks to four-year-old Michael Sheehan from Maidenhead, as they watch the Army's 17 Port and Maritime Regiment ramps boats dock.
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Cyril Ager, 79, a Royal Engineer in the war talks to four-year-old Michael Sheehan from Maidenhead, as they watch the Army's 17 Port and Maritime Regiment ramps boats dock.
Former sapper Cyril Ager, 79, with soldiers
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And a former Sapper got to know soldiers from 17 Port and Maritime Regiment Royal Logistics Corp as they rehearsed for Sunday's Arromanches ceremony.
Veteran Vic Hayman with a gendarme
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Vic Hayman, 79, from Nottingham, who served as a sergeant in the Royal Signals signed a French gendarme's book about the invasion, codenamed Operation Overlord.
French children in Magneville
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French schoolchildren from Magneville in Normandy laid flowers at a memorial in their village to soldiers of the American 101st Airborne Division who were shot down on D-Day.






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