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Queen joins D-Day veterans at Bayeux cemetery

The Queen has joined British veterans at Bayeux cemetery in Normandy, to honour those who took part in the D-Day landings 70 years ago.

The Queen arrives at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux.
The Queen arrives at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux. Credit: Pool
Wreaths placed at the memorial in Bayeux cemetery where the memorial service took place.
Wreaths placed at the memorial in Bayeux cemetery where the memorial service took place. Credit: Pool
The Queen lays a wreath as the ceremony takes place.
The Queen lays a wreath as the ceremony takes place. Credit: Pool
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PM expresses 'awe and gratitude' as meets veterans

David Cameron said he felt a mixture of "awe and gratitude" as he met veterans of the D-Day landings at a memorial service in Bayeux.

The Prime Minister said it was "incredibly moving" to be at the events in Normandy and it was "humbling" for people of his generation who had not had to do anything like the heroic actions of June 6, 1944.

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Kerry joins US veterans at D-Day memorial service

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived at a cemetery in Colleville-Sur-Mer to attend a memorial service for American veterans.

US Secretary of State John Kerry chats to one of the veterans ahead of a memorial service at the US cemetery.
US Secretary of State John Kerry chats to one of the veterans ahead of a memorial service at the US cemetery. Credit: Pool
US Secretary of State John Kerry laughs with D-Day veterans on the 70th anniversary of the landings.
US Secretary of State John Kerry laughs with D-Day veterans on the 70th anniversary of the landings. Credit: Pool
Memorial services are being held at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux.
Memorial services are being held at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux. Credit: Pool

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HMS Belfast to host D-Day ceremony

HMS Belfast
The warship, which is now a floating museum in London Bridge, was one of the first to open fire on the the 6th of June 1944. Credit: ITN

HMS Belfast will play its part in commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day today by hosting a formal ceremony for veterans.

There will also be a fly-past over the River Thames.

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Special venue for veterans' lunch

Veterans from the D-Day landings are being hosted at a lunch on board HMS Belfast today.

The ship has only recently been re-opened to the public after the gangway collapsed into the River Thames in November 2011.

HMS Belfast.
HMS Belfast re-opened to the public last month. Credit: London Tonight.
Chains on the deck of the ship.
Chains on the deck of the ship. Credit: London Tonight.
Guns.
A close-up of the ship's arsenal. Credit: London Tonight.

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