65th Anniversary D-Day celebrations

A whole weekend of celebrations for the 65th Anniversary of D-Day is underway; and this lunchtime reached us here a good 3/4 hour from the nearest landing beaches. Wave upon wave of military planes banked and turned over us heading to the parachute drop at St. Mere-Eglise.

They appeared from the west – over the Channel Islands and the West Cotentin coast

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they banked and turned

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coming so close

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then away south east towards St. Mere-Eglise

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then they were back again

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more and more

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circling and banking for about an hour

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even the dogs next door were trying to see what was happening

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Bob and Marjory