Veterans attend poignant ceremony

Ox and Bucks landed close to their objectives just after midnight—the first Allied unit to land in France. They poured out of their gliders, surprising German defenders, and taking two bridges - including Pegasus - within 10 minutes, losing Lieutenant Den Brotheridge and Lance-Corporal Greenhalgh.

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D-Day remembered: 70 years since the battle on the beaches

On the 6th June 1944, an Allied force of British, American and Canadian troops carried out the largest seaborne invasion in history, landing on the beaches of Normandy in France to begin the liberation of Axis-occupied Europe.