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D-Day 75 Normandy 6th June 2019

I was in Normandy with The Normandy Memorial Trust for the D-Day 75 Events on 6th June 2019.

Early morning sunrise and commemoration of the new Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer with a few honoured guests - including Monty’s grandson and Churchill’s great grandson and family - then onto Bayeux and Prince Charles, culminating with a performance in Arromanches for The One Show (BBC) with the youngest veteran, Jim Radford, who was 15 and a galley boy on a tug making Mulberry harbour on the day. He is now 90 and an amazing man - if you haven't yet downloaded it you can click the link here - all proceeds are for The Normandy Memorial Trust.

Poppies at Ver-sur-Mer
The Fallen at Bayeux
Rehearsing in The Normandy Hotel

Performing the song for The One Show (BBC)

Jim with the first flag landed on June 6th 1944

It was an extraordinary day and I felt so honoured to be there. I was there for my Dad, Tom, my Uncle Fred and all our relations who gave so much of themselves during those awful times. A truly humbling experience.

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