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Isle of Man remembers D-Day

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Wreath laying ceremony takes place in Douglas on 80th anniversary

The Isle of Man has begun marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

On 6 June 1944, troops from the allied nations landed in Normandy to take on German forces in occupied France.

At 6:30am this morning, the same time the boats arrived on the beaches 80 years ago, a wreath-laying ceremony took place by the war memorial on Douglas promenade.

Lady Philippa Lorimer was there:

Carl Underwood is from the Douglas Branch of the Royal British Legion:

Peter Marven is from the Manx veteran's charity Heroes on the Water:

Douglas Mayor Natalie Byron-Teare spoke to Manx Radio:

You can find more information about today's commemoration events HERE.

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