Portsmouth and in particular Southsea held a number of anniversary events and activities including a free 'Sunset Concert for Heroes' and a Red Arrows display. More information can be found at the following locations:
June 6 is celebrated as Normandy Day in France and there were many local celebrations taking place. Visit the Normandie Memoire website for more information.
A mass parachute jump took place in France on 5 June, carried out by members of the 16 Air Assault Brigade. The jump was over the village of Ranville, in Normandy, which was liberated by the British 13th Parachute Battalion in 1944.
Other event information can be found at dday70.wordpress.com
The Legion again planted thousands of flags at Asnelles in Normandy (part of GOLD beach used by British Forces on D-Day) bearing messages of support and thanks to those who took part in Operation Overlord.
Images of this and similar activity from previous anniversaries can be viewed in our D-Day anniversary photo gallery.
Remembrance Travel tours
Remembrance Travel is the specialised travel arm of the Legion and has been providing Pilgrimage and Battlefield tours since 1927. They are experts in guiding veterans returning to where they saw active service or family members visiting graves or memorials of lost loved ones.
There was a special anniversary Normandy tour held this year and it is run most years if numbers permit. There are a number of tours to other locations with 70 year anniversaries also available. Second World War veterans applying for funding with Heroes Return 2 are encouraged to contact Remembrance Travel for assistance.
Visit www.remembrancetravel.org.uk for details.