D-Day: 70 years on we remember

D-Day: 70 years on we remember

D-Day: 70 years on we remember

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Audio: Listen to memories of D-Day and Major John Howard from the commemoration in Clifton Hampden

Oxford Mail: The salute is made at Clifton Hampden

6:57pm Friday 6th June 2014

VETERANS gathered at an Oxfordshire churchyard to pay their respects to Major John Howard, one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War.

D-Day memorial to be held to one of our greatest heroes, Major John Howard

Oxford Mail: Derek Chivers lays wreath at grave of cousin Major John Howard

10:42am Friday 6th June 2014

One of Britain's greatest war heroes, Major John Howard, who lead the daring raid to capture Pegasus Bridge on D-Day, is being remembered this morning at a wreath-laying ceremony.

D-DAY ANNIVERSARY: Brothers in arms remember 'great adventure'

Oxford Mail: Stan Rhymes, 90, and Bill Rhymes, 92, look at documents and photographs from the run-up to D-Day

9:00am Friday 6th June 2014

IN THE Second World War, four brothers from Marston left their small village to fight for their country.

D-DAY: Veterans go back to remember the fallen

Oxford Mail: Patrick Churchill took part in the Allied invasion as a Royal Marine Commando.

8:30am Friday 6th June 2014

SERVICEMEN from Oxfordshire who stormed the Normandy beaches in 1944 are returning to remember their fallen comrades, 70 years to the day.

D-DAY: Iconic photo captures Bill’s moment in history

Oxford Mail: The First Bucks, a territorial battalion of the Oxfordshire and  Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, land on Sword Beach on June 6 1944.

8:30am Friday 6th June 2014

THIS IS one of the most iconic images of the Second World War and the invasion that ultimately proved decisive.

D-DAY: Royals and world leaders mark day

Oxford Mail: Prince Charles

6:30am Friday 6th June 2014

PRINCE Charles met several D-Day veterans yesterday at the iconic Pegasus Bridge where Allied soldiers landed in the dead of night exactly 70 years ago.

D-DAY: Demolished airfield’s D-Day missions set to be honoured

Oxford Mail: The demolition of part of the runway at the former RAF Broadwell base near Carterton.   Pictures: Mark Hemsworth

6:30am Friday 6th June 2014

AN AIRFIELD used as part of the D-Day operations has been demolished to make way for one of the biggest solar farms in the UK.

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