In the latest issue of Pathfinder, we look forward to the 80th anniversary of D-Day, and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in stemming the tide of Nazi aggression.

D-Day was the successful allied invasion of the beaches of Normandy on 6 June 1944. Codenamed Operation Neptune, the Normandy landings made up the largest seaborne invasion in history and played a crucial role in liberating Western Europe from Nazi occupation.

On 5 and 6 June 2024, the UK will commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day with a series of major events across the country and in France to honour the brave soldiers who risked their lives for freedom and peace. In so doing, we will pay homage to the resilience and fortitude of the British veterans who played a crucial role in this pivotal moment of the Second World War.

The invasion claimed the lives of thousands of allied soldiers. These brave men – many just teenagers – left their families and their futures behind to liberate Western Europe from the grip of the Nazis. We must remember the sacrifices they made.

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