A D-Day veteran who took part in a secret reconnaissance mission to check out the Normandy beaches for the Allied forces is celebrating his 100th birthday.
The Press and Journal’s series marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day sparked reminiscences for two readers with remarkable tales to tell, writes Susan Welsh
I say it to the driver as I leave the bus, I say it to my dentist as I get out of the chair - even after an arduous experience - and I am happy to wave it when a fellow motorist helps me through a junction. Thank you, thanks, merci, gracias - whatever term you use to acknowledge help and assistance.
Gary Lineker will ask why his grandfather was branded a “D-Day Dodger” in a new Second World War documentary for BBC One.
A Peterhead woman has been busy with her own knitted commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Britain's defence chiefs were on heightened alert in the build-up to D-Day.
The sound of the pipes echoed out across the sands of Nairn beach yesterday as the community gathered to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on D-Day.
The Grampian Transport Museum’s annual military vehicle tattoo will take on a special meaning this weekend to coincide with the anniversary of D-Day.
D-Day 75th anniversary: ‘You were too busy to be frightened. You had your job to do and you just got on with it.’
Geordie Mainland was just 19 years old when he led allied troops through the German minefields on the approach to Normandy's beaches.
A group of divers plunged into the depths of D-Day history to explore an unusual wartime wreck.
On this day 75 years ago, the Gordon Highlanders landed on the beaches of Normandy, faced with the most gruelling military campaign of their lives.
‘I remember looking down and seeing the body, and I knew I was in France’: North-east veteran remembers D-Day
On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the D-Day offensive against the Germans. Veteran Jim Glennie, who was shot and captured in the invasion, shares his memories with Stephen Walsh 75 years on.
It was one of the pivotal campaigns in military history: an offensive which didn't end the Second World War, but sparked the beginning of the demise of the Nazis' domination in Europe.
The months of the D-Day training exercises were a period of turmoil for many on the Moray coast.
Evacuated farms, live fire and sinking Donald Ducks: Moray’s secret role in the success of the D-Day landings
As our series continues, Mark Mackay discovers how the seeds of a bloody D-Day victory were sown on the beaches of the north amidst much secrecy
As the nation prepares to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Neil Drysdale learns how Aberdeen Royal Infirmary prepared for an influx of casualties
The construction of Raigmore Hospital in Inverness was arranged with incredible speed, with the onset of war very much in mind.
A group of Scottish veterans are making a poignant trip to Normandy next week to commemorate their fallen comrades.
The build-up to D-Day was shrouded in secrecy as the Allies' attempts to launch a pivotal offensive in 1944 could only succeed if the Germans had no idea about their plans.
A 90-year-old war veteran hoping to knock Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber from the top of the UK singles chart penned his song about the D-Day landings after being “moved to tears” by a trip to France 25 years after being part of the invasion.
The BBC will mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings with a range of special programmes, beginning with the live commemorative event being attended by the Queen and US President Donald Trump.
One of the north-east's last World War II veterans has been given a touching Gordon Highlanders send-off following his death at the age of 98.
Jim Hunter: We may not be fighting another world war, but climate change demands we act like we were
What connects last month's Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests with next month's commemoration of the D-Day landings of 75 years ago? At first glance, not a lot.
Tributes have been paid to D-Day veteran Sinclair Houston, who died at his home in Thurso aged 102.
There’s a picture of Andrew Mackenzie on the table next to his bed in an Edinburgh care home.
They are old men now and will be making one last pilgrimage to a place where so many of their colleagues died.
An elderly D-Day hero who drove tanks during World War II believes Prince Philip should not be allowed behind the wheel of a car because of his age.
He survived the brutal Arctic convoys, was Firemaster of the Highlands and Islands Fire Brigade for nine years and introduced Highland games to Moscow.
A north-east seaman has received one of France’s highest honours for the part he played in the D-Day landings.
A Second World War hero who helped liberate the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp has received the Legion D'honneur at a special ceremony.
When Duncan Cormack was called up in 1942 he had never heard of the Royal Marines, but the commando training appealed and he was looking for excitement.
“I still think about my friends who didn’t come back” – D-Day veterans honoured by France in north-east
Veterans who survived one of the most crucial assaults of World War II were honoured for their role in the liberation of France yesterday.