They watched live coverage of the opening ceremony from the British Normandy Memorial site in Ver-sur-Mer together with coverage of RBL’s service of Remembrance at The Bayeux Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery recorded earlier that morning.
British Normandy Memorial
The British Normandy Memorial, designed by British architect Liam O’Connor, records the names of the 22,442 servicemen and women under British command who fell on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944. Inscribed in stone, their names have never, until now, been brought together.
What is D-Day?
The largest amphibious operation in history, D-Day marked the beginning of the liberation of France and Western Europe during the Second World War and was years in the planning.
It drew on the knowledge of meteorologists, scientists, inventors, the combined might of militaries of 13 nations and assistance of tens of thousands of members of the French Resistance.
It involved vast deceptions and secret operations to ensure success.