Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Watch the incredible moment a D-Day veteran parachutes into Normandy again 70 years on

An 89-year-old veteran of the D-Day landings has parachuted into Normandy once more to commemorate 70 years since he did so the first time.

Incredible headcam footage shows the moment Jock Hutton took the 5,000ft jump as part of a commemorative display involving hundreds of servicemen.

The Scotsman appeared nerveless as he was pushed out of the plane towards the same drop zone he and his comrades landed at in Ranville, the first village to be liberated on D-Day.

Jock is the only surviving member of the 13th Battalion parachute regiment, and says he jumped at the chance to repeat his feat one more time today with the Red Devils.

It all went off without a hitch, and Jock seemed just as relaxed after it was all over as he was in the plane beforehand.

Following a Union Flag down to the ground, his bravery was rewarded with an almost instant greeting from Prince Charles.

The Prince of Wales greets Jock after his landing. Credit: MoD

After the jump, he recalled his experience of freeing the village seven decades earlier.

"We had a task to do. We just couldn't wait to get out and sit down on our backsides."

Asked to describe how he felt this time around, he said: "Poetry."

"I was very relaxed with all my companions in the aircraft, but I wanted to get out of that door," he added.