Commemorating Calderdale’s role on D-Day 75 years on - tell us your stories
The 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings is on June 6 - and we would love to feature the stories of any heroes from Halifax and our surrounding towns involved in the operation to liberate Europe.
On D-Day, 6 June 1944, Allied forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France.
By the end of D-Day the Allies had put 156,000 troops ashore, although an estimated 2,500 Allied troops died on the day of the invasion.
To mark the 75th anniversary, the Courier is seeking any surviving service personnel from Calderdale who took part in the landings, so we can tell their stories.
If you took part, or know anyone who did, then get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or via Twitter or Facebook, and help us commemorate the part Calderdale played on that historic day.