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Special ceremonies to mark D Day at 70

This summer marks the 70th anniversary of a key event in the second world war, and the Royal British Legion is offering help and support to any veterans from Cumbria and the South of Scotland who may want to commemorate it.

More than 150,000 troops took part in the D Day landings, when allied forces crossed the channel to land on the Normandy beaches.

Special ceremonies will be taking place in France to mark the anniversary. And, although the number of veterans is dwindling, the Royal British Legion are encouraging as many as possible to try to go.

For more information about the commemorations you can visit the Royal British Legion website.

If you are a veteran and you, or your family are planning to attend the ceremonies then we'd like to hear from you.

You can get in touch with us by emailing