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Normandy veterans mark D-Day

Normandy veteran Eric Cain with Onchan School pupils Grace Straw and Emily Morrison, both aged 10

Normandy veteran Eric Cain with Onchan School pupils Grace Straw and Emily Morrison, both aged 10

The Normandy Veterans Association marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings with a service on Sunday.

Eric Cain, of Douglas, who was serving in the Merchant Navy on board the requisitioned Steam Packet vessel Ben my Chree at the time, laid a wreath next to the plaque in Ridgeway Street.

Also pictured are Onchan School pupils Grace Straw and Emily Morrison, both 10.

The service was led by Captain Simon Clampton of the Salvation Army. The island’s former governor, Sir Laurence New, also spoke.

 

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