Today marks the 74th
anniversary of the amphibious and airborne invasion of Northern France in WW2 by Allied troops from Great Britain, the USA, Canada and the Free French Forces on D-Day
6th June 1944.
A few years ago, my son Jacob and I visited the invasion beaches, codenamed Juno, Sword, Gold, Omaha and Utah, in Normandy. We also paid our respects at ‘Pegasus Bridge’, made famous by the heroics of Major John Howard
and his glider and airborne infantry.
This is a day to reflect upon the sacrifices made by the thousands of men who lost their lives in this epic battle for the liberation of Europe from Nazi tyranny.