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D-Day veteran returns to Normandy and finds his portrait in the town

A Welsh D-Day veteran returned to Pont L’Eveque in France to find his portrait on a lamppost as one of the town’s liberators.

Ted Owens has returned to France to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

He was a commando in the Royal Marines and a marksman. He landed on Sword Beach for D-Day on June 6.

Ted Owens at ceremony

Mr Owens says the enormity of the operation was hard to take in and he was not absolutely sure that it was real until the shells started landing around his craft.

Since arriving in France, Mr Owens has attracted lots of attention with locals stopping to take photos with him.

Ted says it is”absolutely wonderful” to be back for the D-Day anniversary and says he is very proud.

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