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Military descend from the skies to mark D-Day 70

Events in Normandy and Portsmouth commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. 

Yesterday afternoon, more than 300 airborne troops from the UK, France, Canada and the United States parachuted onto the fields of Normandy to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Watched by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and the Chief of the General Staff General Sir Peter Wall, the spectacular display began with a jump by the Red Devils, the Parachute Regiment’s freefall display team.

Among them making a tandem jump was 89-year-old Jock Hutton, a veteran of D-Day who parachuted into France himself 70 years ago.

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