Veterans mark D-Day on warship HMS Belfast

The ship, which is moored on the River Thames, is leading 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations with a formal ceremony for veterans, as well as a flypast over the capital.

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'Awe, pride, and gratitude', 70 years on from D-Day

It's a huge honour to be here today in such extraordinary company on such a magnificent ship.

Seventy years on we look back on that day with awe, with pride, and with gratitude.

First the sheer awe at the scale of Operation Overlord, the most daring military operation the world has known.

It was, and remains, a simply awe-inspiring feat of planning and human endeavour.

– David Cameron

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