D-Day veterans say final farewell

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The men who steered landing craft on to the D-Day beaches and took part in amphibious operations around the world have held their last reunion at Hayling Island.

The Landing Craft Association, made up of World War II veterans, is being disbanded because of declining numbers.

The men, who carried out much of their training on Hayling Island in Hampshire, returned for their final gathering at the Mill Rythe Holiday Centre.

The members attended a remembrance service at St Mary's Church on Thursday morning where they handed over the association's standard to the church for permanent safekeeping.

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