TWO D-Day veterans joined members of the public and the Royal British Legion at the Rath, to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

Gordon Prime and Ted Owens, both now in their 90s, joined the mayor of Milford Haven Cllr Rose Gray and others in silent remembrance at a service on Wednesday, June 6, to mark 74 years after the start of the D-Day landings.

During the battle for Normandy, Mr Prime was a motorcycle dispatch rider, and Mr Owens was a Royal Marine commando.

At the ceremony, Royal British Legion branch members from across Pembrokeshire, including Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Pembroke and Tenby held up their standards.

Royal British Legion Chaplain Steve Traynor led the service at the Rath, and a bugler played the Last Post before a minute’s silence.

The Bugle then played the Reveille, and wreaths were laid by members of the community including students from some of the local schools.

After the ceremony, members of the RBL and their guests returned to Milford’s RBL Club, where Mr Prime gave a short speech recounting the toll the D-Day landings took on the British forces.

“I lost many good friends,” he said.

“My number one pal was killed 10 days before the end of the war.”

Mr Prime also thanked everyone who attended the ceremony, including the local army cadets and the RBL for their support.