Ian Hammerton from Dartford was a Lieutenant and Tank Commander on D-Day. He was in charge of a number of flail tanks during the attack. These are tanks which have weighted chains on the front of them, placed on top a revolving drum. They thrash the ground ahead to clear mines.
His section was among the first wave to land on Juno Beach on the morning of 6th June 1944. Mr Hammerton still has the military maps - marked Top Secret - he was given before he left to take part in the invasion
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A dull and damp start but it will become drier and brighter from the north this afternoon but stay cold and windy.
A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.