A senior member of the British army has praised the sacrifice of British troops fighting at D-Day and said today's armed forces would remember "the bravery, commitment and sacrifice" of the thousands of men who lost their lives.
Major General Tim Radford, general officer commanding, force troops command, said:
Every serving regular and reserve member of today's armed forces recognises the bravery, commitment and sacrifice of all Allied personnel who took part in the decisive actions of D-Day and the Normandy campaign
British veterans were cheered and thanked as they paraded through the streets of Bayeux today.
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.
D-Day veteran Brian Carter from Cambridgeshire has a unique record of the Allied invasion with a compelling series of his own photographs.