D-Day veterans depart for Normandy

A boat of World War Two veterans has departed for Normandy to commemorate 70 years since the D-Day landings.

Music is played for the assembled veteran in Portsmouth.
Music is played for the assembled veterans in Portsmouth. Credit: ITV News

Drummers and bagpipers played as the ferry departed Portsmouth.

Music is played for the assembled veteran in Portsmouth.
John Millin plays bagpipes as the ship pulls out of port. Credit: ITV News

There was also a water cannon salute as the boat left port in bright sunshine.

A water cannon salute as the ferry departs for Normandy.
A water cannon salute with the ferry on its way to Normandy. Credit: ITV News

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