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New Zealand Governor General and veterans of WWII at D-Day commemorations

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Governor General exchange words at Sword Beach

Nine New Zealand veterans of World War II with a link to the D-Day landings in Normandy (6 June 1944) attended the recent 70th anniversary commemorations in France.

Accompanied by a support delegation from the Veterans Association of NZ and the NZ Defence Force, as well as the Governor General of New Zealand, Lt General Sir Jerry Mateparae, they were able to visit some of the D-Day landing beaches, watch a British air force parachute drop at Pegasus Bridge and lay a wreath in memory of fallen camarades at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemetery in Bayeux during their trip. Read more and see the gallery.

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