Comedian Eddie Izzard commemorates D-Day Landings anniversary with Normandy veterans
COMEDIAN Eddie Izzard attended the last great gathering of Normandy veterans on the 65th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Imperial War Museum Duxford hosted the reunion of the Normandy Veterans Association on Sunday. More than 1000 veterans and guests
COMEDIAN Eddie Izzard attended the last great gathering of Normandy veterans on the 65th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.
Imperial War Museum Duxford hosted the reunion of the Normandy Veterans Association on Sunday.
More than 1000 veterans and guests attended the poignant and historic day including honorary member of the Association, Eddie Izzard.
The Normandy Veterans Association was formed in 1981 to encourage the 1944 spirit of comradeship irrespective of rank or social position and to promote contact between former comrades.
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There was an exciting flying display by The Blades, comprised of pilots who were formerly with The Red Arrows, flying the ultimate in high-performance piston aircraft.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight performed a flypast by a Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane.
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Honorary General Secretary to The Normandy Veterans Association, Peter Hodge, said: "Nostalgia of previous events at Duxford ensured this to be the preferred location for the last en-masse gathering of veterans who have contributed to The Normandy Veterans Association, the most extensive and successful veteran association in the world.