D-Day 70: Wiltshire veterans honoured at services

Wiltshire Times: Wiltshire war veterans parade in Salisbury

10:27am Tuesday 10th June 2014

The heroes who landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, have been honoured at services and events across south Wiltshire.

D-Day 70: Reception in France was overwhelming, says returning Wiltshire veteran

Wiltshire Times: Bob Conway on Sword Beach, Normandy

9:14am Tuesday 10th June 2014

Second World War veteran Bob Conway said he could not walk five yards down the street without someone thanking him or shaking his hand during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

D-Day 70: Queen joins veterans of landings in honouring fallen comrades

Wiltshire Times: The Queen and the Prince of Wales attend the service of remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, Bayeux, to mark 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings

11:10am Friday 6th June 2014

VETERANS of the D-Day landings, including those from Wiltshire, honoured their fallen comrades during a poignant service of remembrance in Normandy attended by the Queen.

D-Day 70: Help for Heroes' catering team pay tribute to veterans

Wiltshire Times: The Blue Apple catering team at the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, Tedworth House

3:13pm Friday 6th June 2014

In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings the Blue Apple catering team at Help for Heroes' recovery centre in Tedworth House, Tidworth, have run a ration book system in Café Hero, cooked up a D-Day inspired dish and staff even held a fancy dress day with a Spam outfit created by a resident.

D-Day 70: Live updates as Europe remembers

Wiltshire Times: D-Day - credit MOD

10:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Live updates as Europe remembers the sacrifices made by the the armed forces on D-Day 70 years ago

D-Day 70: I was 18 and alone, recalls Trowbridge veteran

Wiltshire Times: Bob Conway was just 17 when he joined up

5:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

D-Day veteran Bob Conway said he never knew what to expect from one day to the next from the moment he landed on the coast of Normandy as an 18-year-old soldier a few days after June 6.

D-Day 70: Keevil villager remembers invasion aircraft overhead

Wiltshire Times: Stirling bombers at Keevil Airfield before their D-Day missions

4:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

On June 5, 1944, at 11.30pm, the first of 46 fully laden Stirling heavy bombers left Keevil Airfield and headed to France as part of Operation Overlord.

D-Day 70: Shocking frontline slaughter remembered by Warminster veteran

Wiltshire Times: Warminser veteran Doug Lakey today

4:04pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Doug Lakey, 94, can still remember the terrible sea crossing to the Normandy beaches and dreadful scenes which followed.

D-Day 70: PoW's extraordinary escape story

Wiltshire Times: Former paratrooper John Bosley, who took part in the follow-up to D-Day

3:57pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Former paratrooper John Bosley is one of a number of veterans that have an extraordinary story to tell after D-Day.

D-Day 70: It was the invasion of Europe. It will never be forgotten.

Wiltshire Times: DATE: The D-Day Landings

1:10pm Thursday 5th June 2014

At the helm of a double decker-sized artillery tractor, gunner Clifford Jones was poised at the front of the landing ship, waiting for the double doors to open.

D-Day 70: Ghost village's vital training role for GIs

Wiltshire Times: Imber High Street before the MoD took over

2:53pm Thursday 5th June 2014

November 1, 1943, was just a normal day in the village of Imber until its inhabitants were given news that would change their lives forever.

D-Day 70: Astoria screens anniversary concert from Royal Albert Hall

Wiltshire Times: Manager Jeremy Hancock outside the revamped Astoria Cinema

2:41pm Thursday 5th June 2014

The Astoria Cinema in Chippenham will be live screening the D-Day 70th anniversary concert from the Royal Albert Hall tomorrow night.

D-Day 70: How Wiltshire played its part

Wiltshire Times: Dakota from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

2:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

TWO RAF squadrons were based at Blakehill Farm, near Cricklade. Dakotas flew from there to Normandy on the night of June 5, towing gliders bound for Pegasus Bridge.

D-Day 70: Liberation came at a heavy price

Wiltshire Times: Scenes from the D-Day Landings

1:46pm Thursday 5th June 2014

The Allies landed more than 130,000 troops on five beaches on D-Day in the biggest seaborne invasion in military history.

D-Day 70: Two services commemorate anniversary

Wiltshire Times: Five pictures of D-Day and the preparations in Weymouth and Portland

2:00pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Two services are taking place in Salisbury to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.




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