94 year old completes his first skydive since D-Day (54 images)

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A World War Two hero who was one of the first to drop in to Normandy on D-Day today completed his first parachute jump in 74 years - at the age of 94.

Signalman Harry Read was just 20-years-old when he parachuted into northern France on June 6, 1944, to help clear a route for British troops to liberate the nation from the Nazis.

After injuring his leg during the war, Mr Read was told he must leave the parachute regiment and was unable to carry on jumping, despite his...
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