RESIDENTS came together to remember those who fought and lost their lives in the D-Day battles.

Veterans and members of the public gathered at Mountfield for a special D-Day service to mark its 77th anniversary.

A short act of remembrance service was held at the 16th infantry war memorial on Sunday, June 6 to honour all those who fought, many of which were local to the area.

The service was led by the Rev Pete Stone and local historian Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard spoke of Staff Sgt. Ray Lambert, who died in April of this year, at the age of 100-years-old. Staff Sgt. Lambert was one of the last surviving soldiers from the first wave of the D-Day invasion of Omaha Beach and was stationed in Bridport prior to the landings