Air to Air – D-Day 80

D-Day – Remembering the Heroes and the Sacrifice.

On the 80th anniversary of one of the most significant moments of the 20th Century, we should all stop to think and remember those young men and women, of every nation who participated in the Longest Day.

Some were on the right side of history, other’s weren’t. Now we are so far away with so few left we must ensure that the events of the 6th June 1944 are never forgotten, and the reasons why so many lost their lives.

Last week, I was privileged to have flown on ‘That’s all Brother’ one of the few surviving C-47’s left and the lead ship in the first wave over Normandy. A piece of living history and one beautiful aircraft.

Re-enactors created scenes at North Weald Airfield of the hours and minutes building up to the invasion, in weather that wouldn’t have been out of place 80 years ago.

My thanks to Steve Comber and Rich Cooper of The Centre of Aviation Photography for organising this mammoth event, the re-enactors in period costume, the team from Aerolegends, the Tunison Foundation, D-Day Squadron, the Commemorative Airforce and the other organisations involved for helping us try to capture the essence of what it was like 80 years ago.

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