Honouring the French airmen who flew with the Royal Air Force on D-Day | EUROtoday

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The majority of the Allied troops who took half within the D-Day landings have been American, British and Canadian. But a small quantity have been French; a part of the Free Forces serving with the Allies. The story of the “Groupes Lourds”, French squadrons who have been built-in into the Royal Air Force and took half within the D-Day operations, is just not well-known in France. In this report, FRANCE 24’s Claire Paccalin and Stéphanie Trouillard met one of many final surviving members of the “Groupes Lourds” and spoke to a number of individuals whose fathers have been killed throughout fight missions throughout World War II.

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