Veterans of the Normandy landings paid their respects to fellow comrade Roy Rowbotham today at his funeral in York.
Mr Rowbotham was 93 but just days before he died he was one of the "magnificent seven" D-Day veterans who headed back to the beaches of Northern France - 70 years after they fought there for their country. Grace Melody-Gardner reports.
Mourners have gathered at the funeral of a D-Day veteran who died days after returning to Normandy for this year's 70th anniversary commemoration.
Ray Rowbotham, from Bishopthorpe, was a career solder in the Royal Atillery. He died early on Saturday morning.
Mr Rowbotham also served in North Africa, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Northern Ireland and Germany.
There will be a guard of honour for Normandy veteran Roy Rowbotham at his funeral in York today. Mr Rowbotham died just days after returning from the 70th anniversary commemorations of D-Day in France.
The 93-year-old from Bishopthorpe, North Yorkshire, was determined to take his place among the remembrance events in France to mark the 70th anniversary of the historic military operation earlier this month. His family have described him as a "fighter to the very end"
A Yorkshire D-Day veteran says soldiers who fought their way ashore that day are only now getting the recognition they deserve.
Ninety year old Stan Taylor, who went ashore with British troops on Sword beach on June 6th 1944, was speaking at a wartime weekend in Brighouse. Although, he was not in the first wave to hit the beaches, he says he remembers with pride the colleagues he lost in battle.
Not every D-Day veteran has been able to travel to the commemorations overseas, but all have been remembering in one way or another.
For a former Royal Marine from Otley, near Leeds, the day also holds memories of a very dramatic birthday all those years ago. Lisa Adlam went to wish Harold Robinson many happy returns:
World leaders joined veterans and their families in Normandy today to remember the allied invasion on D-Day, 6 June 1944.
Here are some of the most memorable moments from the day's service:
Otley veteran, Harold Robinson had a 24th birthday with a difference, as he swapped cards for rifle rounds as part of the D-Day landings.Read the full story ›
Otley veteran, Harold Robinson had a 24th birthday with a difference, as he swapped cards for rifle rounds as part of the D-Day landings.
Now, as he turns 94, he still remembers the day which brings back a lot of emotions for him:
The Ministry of Defence has released a series of photographs taken from RAF planes as the D-Day landings took place on June 6, 1944.Read the full story ›
Chased by bullets, Robert Capa braved the Normandy landings with US troops to produce some of history's most enduring war images.Read the full story ›