As world leaders gather in Normandy today to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the historic day is being commemorated closer to home.
Veterans in Ashfield will attend a special afternoon tea with the chairman of Ashfield District Council.
And at 2.15pm, seven D-Day veterans will give a talk and a slideshow about their experiences at Ladybrook Library.
Check back throughout the day as the Chad brings you up-to-date coverage of the commemorative events.
Today’s ceremonies mark the high point of the anniversary events, which have seen thousands flock to beaches, cemeteries and villages linked to the momentous landings.
Up to 19 heads of state, including the Queen and US president Barack Obama, will be on Sword Beach near Ouistreham, one of the five battle zones on Normandy’s coastline on June 6, 1944.
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