d-day 70th anniversary
We were briefed on 5 June that our operation would take place that night, through the hours of darkness, and we took off at midnight. The spoof raid was initially operated by eight Lancasters flying in line towards the French coast, two miles apart at a height of three thousand feet and a speed of 180 mph.
I always commemorate D-Day - I think it's important to remember, a lot of people lost their lives through this campaign. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since I ever talked about this, I think back and I was lucky to get away with my life.
As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion and the beginning of the liberation of Europe from fascism on June 6, 2014, it is important to reflect on how this day changed history and what it means for us today.