Hundreds of British D-Day veterans are in Normandy today for a series of events marking the 70th anniversary of the greatest military invasion in history.
A huge security operation has swung into operation as 17 heads of state, including the Queen, prepare to arrive in northern France for the commemorations tomorrow.
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.