SKIPTON'S Norman Robinson will be one of two D-Day veterans to attend a service at the war memorial in the town's high street this morning to lay wreaths side by side in remembrance of the D-Day Landings 75 years ago.

This will be especially poignant as Norman, a Royal Navy Telegrapher, served aboard HMS Belfast, one of the first warships to fire on D-Day in support of the landing troops, which included the Duke of Wellington's regiment.

In an event to begin at Skipton Town Hall at 10.30am the 94-year-old will take his place alongside, not only a fellow veteran but also Burma Star holders who will also be laying wreaths of remembrance during the service. Following this there will be wreaths laid by various dignitaries including the leader of Skipton Council followed by the Mayor of Skipton.

Following the service, George Martin, vice chairman of the Skipton branch of the Royal British Legion will give a short speech from the steps of the Town Hall.

Those who wish to attend are asked to meet at the Town Hall by 10.30am.