Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has written an open letter to veterans of the Normandy Landings inviting them to take part in D-Day75, the commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings…

The Ministry of Defence has planned a series of major events with The Royal British Legion and Portsmouth City Council to mark the anniversary. Veterans of the Normandy Landings will be the VIPs of these events, ensuring that the whole country has the opportunity to thank this extraordinary generation.

Commonly referred to as D-Day the Normandy Landings began on 6 June 1944, when allied forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on occupied Europe.

Events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the operation will be held in Normandy and around the UK this June.

You can read Mr Williamson’s letter in full here.