URC military chaplains honour D-Day heroes

Film still from the D Day landings showing commandos aboard a landing craft on their approach to Sword Beach 6 June 1944. BU1181 credit wikimediaThis year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a pivotal moment in World War Two when Britain and its Allies began to invade Nazi-occupied western Europe.

On 6 June 1944, around 160,000 troops took part in the largest seaborne invasion in history when they crossed the English Channel to Normandy.

The United Reformed Church (URC)’s Revd Michael Meachin, Chaplain to the Royal Navy’s HMS Collingwood, offers a reflection on the anniversary, and the Revd (Squadron Leader) David C Haslam, Station Chaplain at Royal Air Force (RAF) Boulmer, dedicates a prayer for those who gave their lives in the pursuit of freedom.

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