David Cameron highlighted the ongoing defence and diplomatic co-operation between the UK and France as he joined world leaders marking the anniversary of the "extraordinary sacrifices" of D-Day.
The Prime Minister said the British and French had faced a common enemy in 1944 but the two nations remained important allies 70 years on, with personnel from both countries taking part in recent operations in Afghanistan, Libya and Mali.
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.