70 years ago today brave Allied servicemen undertook the largest sea and airborne invasion in history: D-Day: June 6th, 1944. This was the Allied invasion of Normandy, France and a significant turning point in the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War Two.
These men dropped from the sky and stormed the beaches of France to open a door to peace and freedom for western Europe. Sadly many were lost in battle.
They were not alone though. From the sea, ships of the Allied navies provided fire support and overhead they had dedicated protection from RAF and USAAF aircraft. The sight of fighters and bombers flying over the beaches en masse must have been reassuring as the troops tried to get off those beaches.
Honour the fallen. Their sacrifice was great and should never be forgotten.