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D Day +65

In June 2009 I was privileged to return to Normandy for the 65th Anniversary with the York Branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. These are a few photos from that visit.

Paul Reed
Somme (France) & Kent (UK)

Email: ww2battlefields@hotmail.co.uk 



vets001.JPG (105883 bytes) Colleville-Montgomery
Veterans from the York branch in the Veterans March.
vets002.JPG (28491 bytes) Colleville-Montgomery
Fly-past of the Battle of Britain Flight.
vets003.JPG (81150 bytes) Colleville-Montgomery
The medal presentation ceremony to members of the NVA.
vets004.JPG (119946 bytes) Chateau la Londe
The veterans visit this 'Bloody mile of Normandy' near Caen.
vets005.JPG (127287 bytes) Chateau la Londe
Bert Barritt, 2nd East Yorks, points to battle damage on the chateau.
vets006.JPG (85814 bytes) Bayeux 6th June 2009
Gordon Collinson, 1st RTR, talks to Mjr-Gen White-Spunner.
vets007.JPG (84305 bytes) Pegasus Museum 7th June 2009
Frederick Patrick, 59th Medium Regt RA, with a 5.5-inch gun.
vets008.JPG (87122 bytes) Hill 112 7th June 2009
Ken Smith, 5th DCLI, looking over where he fought in June 1944.
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