Veterans watch the parachute drop as part of the D-Day ceremony
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D-Day 70th anniversary: Ceremonies and staged landing held

5 June 2014 Last updated at 21:50 BST

Hundreds of the last surviving D-Day veterans have gathered on both sides of the English Channel, 70 years on from the momentous World War Two mission.

A spectacular Red Arrows display in Southsea and parachute drop in France came on the eve of the anniversary.

Robert Hall reports.