Normandy landings

On June 6, 74 years ago, the Allied invasion of Europe that turned the tide against Nazism began on the beaches of Normandy in France.
Some 10,000 Allied men were killed or wounded on the first day.
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.