D-Day Landings – 71 Years on

I wanted to mark the anniversary of the D-Day landings but I was not sure what picture to use. A bit of thought and for me the choice was obvious. A couple of weeks ago I was on a press job covering the 75th anniversary of Operation Dynamo in Ramsgate. Where a fleet of small boats crossed the channel to rescue stranded allied troops from northern France.

During the event there was a fly past of a Spitfire and a Hurricane. Right in front of my was somebody with a huge Union Flag, the frame made itself definitely a case of of right place, right time.

I had originally thought it was the spitfire, but I was later corrected by a Anorak friend. It is of course the Hurricane.

A fly past by a Spitfire and Hurricane completed the send off. Operation Dynamo 75th anniversary. A selection of ships leave Ramsgate harbour and sail to Dunkirk accompanied by the Royal Navy and RNLI to mark the occasion.

A fly past by a Spitfire and Hurricane completed the send off. Operation Dynamo 75th anniversary. A selection of ships leave Ramsgate harbour and sail to Dunkirk accompanied by the Royal Navy and RNLI to mark the occasion.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

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