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D-Day 80 The Last Veterans: Maisie Smith

A Portsmouth native who was a shorthand typist in the Lord Mayor’s office, Maisie Smith watched the troops and vehicles in the run-up to the landings.

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D-Day 80 The Last Veterans: Don Howkins

Originally assigned to the Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, Don Howkins was a dispatch rider attached to Royal Artillery when he set off for Normandy on D-Day.