D-Day Commemorations in Pictures

Most of the D-Day veterans are sadly no longer with us but this past weekend has seen commemorations with some of the few more survivors.  All photos from BBC, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Getty Images, AP.

Paris Guard of Honour

A Paris Guard of Honour escorts The Queen down the Champs Elysees in Paris

The Queen in Paris

The Queen is the only state leader who served during WW2 and here she is laying a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris

A number of events were also held in Portsmouth which was the Headquarters for D-Day planning including a Drumhead ceremony, commemorations and a special flypast by the Red Arrows acrobatic team.

Red Arrows

The Red Arrows perform a fly-by and stunt-show at Portsmouth, the D-Day Headquarters.

 

Allied Flags

Flags of the U.K. and U.S. are flown on the south coast of England.

 

British Veteran

A British D-Day veteran visits the grave of his friend, killed 70 years ago today.

Cyril Ager

Cyril Ager on the beach full of Union Flag memorials.

Red Arrows Tribute at Portsmouth.

Red Arrows Tribute at Portsmouth.

89 year old parachute jump

A great photo by Hutton (Daily Mail) of 89 year old Jock Hutton the only survivor of the 13th Battalion Parachute Regiment who completed an assisted parachute jump saluting Prince Charles

Pegagus Flypast

As veterans and royalty look on, a Spitfire and Lancaster fly over Pegasus Bridge.

One last kiss

One last kiss for a British veteran by the French lady he helped liberate who lives in the building in the background at Pegasus Bridge.

 

Re-enactment

A small part of the big naval re-enactment as Royal Marines and Dutch Marines storm the beaches.

 

A Gentleman

President Obama and the New Zealand Consulate General help the 88 year old Queen down the steps to the photo shoot (Putin no-mates stands to one side).

All photos from BBC, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Getty Images, AP Press.

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About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and a traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. I can freelance write for you and run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with guided tours run by myself!
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7 Responses to D-Day Commemorations in Pictures

  1. EBotziou says:

    The parachute jump by Jock Hutton was quite emotional to watch – what an inspiration.

  2. all those wonderful images brought tears to my eyes – how fortunate are we that we have not had to fight a war in our lifetime. Lest we forget.

  3. Malla Duncan says:

    Reblogged this on MALLA DUNCAN and commented:
    Stephen Liddell gives a stunning pictorial remembrance of D-Day – not to be missed!

  4. Francis says:

    Wonderful – so moving!!!

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