I first visited Normandy in 1979 when I travelled there with my father, a WW2 veteran. I was lucky on that first visit to meet Major John Howard DSO, the commander whose men liberated Pegasus Bridge. I have been visiting the area ever since and have been guiding battlefield tours there for Leger Holidays since 1998. In May 2012 I published my first book on Normandy, Walking D-Day.
I have been lucky to interview and visit the D-Day area with hundreds of WW2 veterans and this blog and the D-Day +70 website is dedicated to them and their comrades who never came home from the fields of Normandy.
The website for this blog with information on the 70th Anniversary: www.dday70.co.uk