Listen to people who were part of D-Day

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FIVE people involved in the D-Day landings will re-tell their stories at a special event.

Those sharing their experiences at the Square Tower in Old Portsmouth on May 7 include Stella Rutter, 89, who worked on Spitfire drawings, and who hosted parties for D-Day commanders.

Also in attendance will be Frank Rosier, 92, who was 18 when he landed on Gold Beach on D-Day. Gold Beach was the code name for one of the D-Day landing beaches that allied forces used to invade German-occupied France during the Second World War.

Colette Marin-Catherine, 86, will also talk about when she enrolled as a nurse at Bayeux military hospital.

Joyce Cross, 88, will say how he lived in Gosport during D-Day and worked in the town’s munitions factory Priddy’s Hard.

And finally Leslie Garrett, 87, will share his experience of being a gunner on HMS Diadem, which was one of the first ships to reach France.

Tickets for the event, starting at 6.30pm, are free but space is limited. To attend call (023) 9284 1519.