A 100 year old veteran from Sompting in West Sussex has been leading one of the region's D-Day commemorations.

Major Edwin 'Ted' Hunt was invited to lay a wreath at the war memorial in Worthing to remember those who died. Ted's usual annual trip to Normandy had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

One memorial was in Worthing, West Sussex Credit: ITV Meridian
  • Major Edwin Hunt, MVO- WW2 Veteran

  • Why celebrate D-Day?

During World War Two, Allied troops took part in the Normandy Landings of 1944. Thousands of them left the South coast of England, many sailing from Portsmouth, heading for Normandy in France in the biggest air, sea and land invasion in history.

The Normandy landings were the largest amphibious invasion in history with over 175,000 troops going ashore.

An online service will be held to mark the 76th anniversary, led by Father Bob White, from St Mary's Church, Portsea and Chaplain to the Royal British Legion.

It was broadcasted live on the D-Day Story Facebook.

The Normandy landings were the largest amphibious invasion in history with over 175,000 troops going ashore. Credit: ITV Meridian