D-Day veterans lay up their ceremonial standard in York Minster

A group of World War Two veterans, who fought on the beaches of Normandy, said it was the end of an era as they laid up their ceremonial standard in York Minster.

The four surviving members of the York Normandy Veterans' Association, who are all in their 90s, attended the short service at the cathedral.

The standard has been placed in a brass-mounted glass case on the western wall of the Minster's north transept.

Ken Smith, 92, who landed in Normandy on 6 June 1944 when he was just 19, said he was glad it was being preserved.

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