31 May 2019

The 95-year-old parachuter reliving D-Day 75 years on


Next Thursday world leaders will gather in France to remember the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Among them will be 95-year-old Harry Read. He was just 20 years old when as a young wireless operator he parachuted onto the beaches in Normandy to fight the Germans.

Next week he will repeat the feat as part of the celebrations.

I’ve been to meet him at his home in Bournemouth and began by asking him if he was nervous about the jump.