In pictures: Veterans come together to mark D-Day anniversary

In pictures: Veterans come together to mark D-Day anniversary

In pictures: Veterans come together to mark D-Day anniversary

In pictures: Veterans come together to mark D-Day anniversary

In pictures: Veterans come together to mark D-Day anniversary

First published in News

VETERANS from around the country gathered on a catering barge used during the Normandy landings to commemorate D-Day.

Members of the Armed Forces attended a short service at Harwich and Dovercourt Sailing Club last Friday for the 70th anniversary of the invasion which sparked the final push against Hitler and occupied Europe during the Second World War.

Veterans gathered on the converted LBK6 which sailed with Force S on June 5, 1944, to lay off Sword Beach as a floating kitchen, and still serves food to the club’s members today.

More than 1,000 meals a day could be served and it was in great demand from the other 52 barges.

The sailing club purchased the vessel in 2007 and have held a memorial service each year since as veterans were keen to visit the last remaining barge from D-Day.

Sailing club commodore Robert Day said: “It went very well and we were a little bit worried about the weather but it was perfect."

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree