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RAF Tornado jets 'recce' D-Day beaches

Modern-day RAF pilots have emulated the work of their Second World War counterparts over Normandy beaches. 

Two Tornados from 2 (Army Cooperation) Squadron used today’s technology to reproduce the images their D-Day counterparts took over Gold, Juno, Utah and Sword beaches in France.

On 6 June 1944, a 2 (AC) Squadron Mustang, piloted by Air Commodore Andrew Geddes, brought back the first pictures of the Normandy landings.

Two other squadron aircraft, piloted by Flight Lieutenant R H G Weighill and Flying Officer H J Shute, were also over the beaches when the first landing craft touched down.

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