In Pictures: Marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings

Veterans are expected to flock to the town of Arromanches for a series of events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Activities on Thursday will mark key events in the operation.

The day is set to begin with a lone piper playing a lament on Port Winston signalling the minute the invasion began and the moment the first British soldier landed on Gold beach.

D-Day 75th anniversary
D-Day 75th anniversary
D-Day 75th anniversary
D-Day 75th anniversary
D-Day 75th anniversary
D-Day 75th anniversary
D-Day 75th anniversary
D-Day 75th anniversary