A D-Day veteran spoke to Good Morning Britain about the "apprehension" he felt in the run-up to the pivotal assault that helped turn the tide of World War Two.
Former Marine Ray Teale said it was important to remember D-Day because "the world would be a different place, where we're concerned, if we hadn't done what we did".
"We had to stand up against that evil that was happening in the continent, in Germany. If we hadn't, there was nobody else to do it for us," he added.
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.