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
Reenactors dressed in military uniform on the beach at Arromanches in Normandy, northern France. (Gareth Fuller/PA)
D-Day 75th anniversary
The first soldier landed at the beach on the morning of June 6 (Gareth Fuller/PA)
D-Day 75th anniversary
Crosses of remembrance placed alongside a Union flag stand at dawn on the beach at Arromanches in Normandy (Gareth Fuller/PA)
D-Day 75th anniversary
Reenactors dressed in military uniform carry a Union flag at dawn (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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