The Prince of Wales joined commemorations today at Pegasus Bridge - a crucial first point of attack at the beginning of the D-Day landings.
A ceremony in honour of that night recognised the almost 200 men that packed into wooden gliders and flew into the unknown on 5 June 1944.
ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reports:
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.