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We are participating in several events to commemorate the sacrifice made by the RAF and allied forces in June 1944.
Low-level photograph of German soldiers attempting to build defences on a beach in Normandy running for cover as the reconnaissance aircraft streaks past at low level, catching them unprepared.
Operation MALLARD: Aircraft prepare for the reinforcement of the British airborne assault, assembled at Tarrant Rushton, Hampshire, on the afternoon of 6 June 1944.
RAF Personnel lower a casualty from a Douglas Dakota evacuated from Normandy back to the UK.
The RAF flew over 14,000 sorties on D-Day, controlling over 5,000 aircraft. 113 allied aircraft were lost.
During the invasion the RAF concentrated on protecting the landing forces from the air, land and sea with fighter sweeps, bombing raids and coastal patrols.
They also delivered parachute and glider borne troops and supplies, and evacuated casualties.
The RAF also carried out vital tasks in the build up to D-Day:
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