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Defence in the Media: Stories of D-Day veterans

Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings next week, various news outlets have highlighted the stories of World War II veterans and previewed the commemorations.

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D-Day veterans were recently invited back to Southwick House, the nerve centre of the Normandy Landings and now the regimental headquarters of the Royal Military Police.
D-Day veterans were recently invited back to Southwick House, the nerve centre of the Normandy Landings and now the regimental headquarters of the Royal Military Police.

The stories of D-Day veterans

The Daily Mirror tells the story of William Mintram, a Staff Sergeant in the Royal Tank Regiment at the time of the D-Day landings, who was reunited with his brother in Folkestone.  The Times, Express and Mirror all feature Sub Lieutenant Roy Cooper, a 101 year old D-Day veteran, who is still fit and active and is currently landscaping his own garden. The Daily Mail highlights the role played by 'paradogs' following reports that a parachuting dog named Glen, who was killed during the D-Day landings, will be commemorated in a new 50-acre Normandy Memorial site for animals.

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