Jock Wilson, The Royal Artillery
On D-day Jock Wilson, now 101, went ashore onto Juno beach.
On reaching the beach, Jock rushed as fast as he could manage to comparative safety further inland.
He later joined a convoy of five big guns, which fired about 3,000 100lb shells in one day into Caen.
"I was on Juno beach with the Canadians and from then on I was in anywhere where you could see the shells landing and making the alterations," he said.
Jock is one of the oldest veterans returning to France for the anniversary of the invasion.
On Tuesday, he received France's most prestigious military decoration, the Legion d'Honneur.
George Swanston, Royal Navy, infantry transport
Amidst the noise and confusion of the landings, George Swanston spotted his uncle, Jock Wilson, going ashore onto the Normandy beaches.
George was in the Navy, after lying about his age to join the service in 1941.
He was on a large troop transport ship on D-Day and spotted the distinctive Atholl bonnets of the Royal Artillery in a landing craft alongside.
In what he calls a "half-a-million to one chance", he saw his uncle on board, then watched the landing through binoculars to ensure the group made it safely across the beach.
"If we hadn't gone to France, we'd only have Germany instead of Europe," the veteran said.