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Scout Lola joins veterans for D-Day commemorations

Published on 04/07/19

A Scout from Hethersett Academy has joined veterans of World War Two to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Year 7 pupil Lola Smith travelled to Normandy, France to represent Norfolk Scouts at a ceremony remembering those who took part in the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France.

Over 150,000 Allied troops crossed the English Channel on the first day of the invasion, landing on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

The campaign’s victory signalled a turning point in the war, leading to the defeat of the Nazis less than a year later.

In a ceremony at Bayeux War Cemetery Lola met some of the many veterans who had travelled to Normandy for the commemorations.

She helped lay a wreath from Cringleford Scouts and over 8,000 red roses in memory of the thousands of soldiers who lost their lives in the attack.