D-Day 70 years on: Jock is jumping to it...all over again

An 89-year-old former member of the Parachute Regiment has recreated the daring jump that he made 70 years ago today - D-Day - into enemy territory.

Loading Comments

Jock Hutton's tandem jump came as hundreds of other D-Day veterans joined in commemorations of the anniversary of the landings in France that changed the course of the Second World War.

Mr Hutton, who grew up in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, relived his experience of the invasion yesterday by dropping into the same field near Ranville, Normandy, along with 300 currently serving soldiers from Britain, Canada, the US and France.

He is one of the last surviving D-Day veterans from the 13th Battalion the Parachute Regiment and made the original jump, aged 19, on a moonlit night ahead of the main invasion force.


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

My daughter is 10, Coulson and Glasgow’s homeless case workers




Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

Emergency torch? What a bright idea?

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.