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Farewell to D-day veteran Roy Rowbotham

Roy Rowbotham in Normandy just days before he died

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"