Both this year and last, in the midst of the current crisis, those who had planned similar journeys have been unable to do so, and many events planned to mark the occasion have been cancelled. So today, we take time to reflect, to pause in silent contemplation and respect for the heroes of D-Day. We will remember them.And in honour of their bravery and sacrifice, memories of our pilgrimage.“On this day, 75 years ago, nations stood together in a bid to bring about the end of World War 2. Last week, Cadets and Adults walked in the footsteps of these heroes on a visit to Normandy that had an incredible impact on all those that had the privilege to go.”
"The fate of the world depended on their success," she (Queen Elizabeth II) said. "Many of them would never return, and the heroism, courage and sacrifice of those who lost their lives will never be forgotten."