I work 10 miles from Duxford IWM. On Monday, as I left the office, a squadron of C-47 Dakotas in formation flew overhead at 500 feet. It was awe-inspiring.
They were practising for yesterday’s flight to Normandy when two veterans – Harry Read, 95, and John Hutton, 94, – parachuted back into Normandy, 75 years after their first landing.
My father-in-law and brother-in-law both spent their careers with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. B-I-L is involved in building the new memorial at Gold Beach where the names of the 22,442 members of the British armed forces who died will be listed.
Be thankful we can sit in safety and type rubbish at strangers.
I appear to have something in my eye.