RAF veteran from Teignmouth still rattled by memories of D-Day

An RAF veteran living in Teignmouth says he still gets rattled when he thinks about his memories of D-Day.

Joe Randall joined the military at the age of 17, eager to do his bit, having seen streets wiped out by bombs in London.

He lost many friends and colleagues in the war but says he still feels proud to have served for his country.

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Joe joined the RAF at the age of just 17. Credit: Joe Randall

The 95-year-old will soon be making a very special journey back to Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

He will sail across the channel on a cruise ship specially commissioned by the British Legion, along with 300 other veterans.

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The former member of the RAF now lives in Teignmouth with his wife Chrissie. Credit: ITV News West Country

After D-Day, his job was laying down airstrips in Normandy to give the air force vital forward staging post for their operations.

He was part of the group which completed the very first one and says he was proud of his work.

Joe says he is proud to have served his country. Credit: ITV News West Country

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