Their stories are captured on film in a documentary called 70 Years On: D-Day Remembered which was made by 14-year-old Bill Jones from Stratford who interviewed the veterans for the first time as a group since the war ended.

“Imagine being part of a huge armada and knowing that when the morning light comes you will then be part of a massive invasion force. The sights and sounds of that day were utterly incredible,” recalls D-Day veteran Philip Sweet aged 89.

Get this week’s Stratford Herald for the full story on our D-Day veterans’ memories of their part in the landings on the Normandy beaches in June 1944.