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Remembering D-Day: Dennis's story

Aged 17 Dennis Alcock lied about his age to join the Royal Navy and fight in the Second World War.

Serving as a Convoy Signalman he helped ferry hundreds of British troops to landing craft on D-Day as they prepared to land on the beaches of Normandy.

“I remember helping one soldier climb down and he threw me a tin of food out of his rations as a thank you.”

D-Day 75

To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Dennis is one of hundreds of D-Day veterans who we are taking back to Normandy.

D-Day 75

D-Day 75

To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Dennis is one of hundreds of D-Day veterans who we are taking back to Normandy.

D-Day 75

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Voyage of Remembrance

Travelling on a specially chartered ship, they are returning to the beaches they landed on 75 years ago to remember their comrades who never came home.

Voyage of Remembrance

Travelling on a specially chartered ship, they are returning to the beaches they landed on 75 years ago to remember their comrades who never came home.

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