The 50,000 men whose lives were lost during the D-Day landings were remembered with a poignant poppy drop into the sea at Hunstanton on Sunday.
An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 people went along to the town to support the 1940s day, which raised £2,500 for the Royal Anglian Benevolent Fund.
A pilot from Fenland Aero Club dropped the poppies but unfortunately was 200 yards out due to a communications problem on the beach.
Highlights of the day also included a flypast by the Dakota along with 35 military vehicles, including a tank.
Performances were also given by the Peterborough Highland Band.
Organiser Harold Payne was thrilled with the event’s success.
He said: “It was a beautiful day and the atmosphere was fantastic.”
Mr Payne will be running a free military and vintage vehicle rally at the Anglia Motel in Holbeach on Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6.