D-Day veterans honoured 70 years after Normandy landings

Heroes of the liberation of Europe were joined by world leaders as tens of thousands of people remembered the courage and sacrifices of servicemen on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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Charles pays tribute to 'service and sacrifice' of fallen

Charles lays the wreath at Pegasus Bridge. Credit: APTN

The Prince of Wales, accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall, laid a wreath at Pegasus Bridge in Ranville, where British soldiers began the invasion after landing in gliders at 00.16am on June 6, 1944.

His hand-written note on the wreath said: "In ever-grateful remembrance of your service and sacrifice, Charles."

Charles and Camilla posed for a photo with veterans of the Glider Pilot Regiment. Credit: APTN

Cyril Cook, 91, a former lieutenant with the 12th Yorkshire Parachute Battalion, was amongst those dropped into France on D-Day.

After speaking to Charles today, Mr Cook, from Chester, said: "People often ask 'weren't you afraid?' What a stupid question!

"Of course we were afraid. But it was a job and you just got on with it."

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