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Veterans to attend D-Day service

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British veterans are to attend an evensong service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day.

More than 1,000 members of the Normandy Veterans' Association will remember the landings in France which launched the beginning of the end of World War II.

The service in London at 1500 GMT, which is open to anyone, will be one of the last mass events held by the Normandy Veterans' Association (NVA).

Day veteran Charles Jeffries told the BBC the annual event was very important to the men.

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