D-Day veterans to sound last post on Normandy beaches

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Veterans of the D-Day landings are to hold their last official commemorations on the beaches of Normandy as they prepare to disband their association.

About 800 servicemen who took part in the 1944 landings will return to northern France next week to mark the 65th anniversary of the invasion which unlocked the liberation of occupied western Europe.

Another 1,000 British veterans will be forced to mark the milestone at home because of increasingly frail health.

The veterans in Normandy will be joined by American and Canadian veterans for a weekend of commemorative events attended by Gordon Brown as well as the US President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy.

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