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Gallery: Last surviving Dunkirk veteran Bernard Sharpe attends open day at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway

17:27 08 May 2014

Airborne troop pose as the train comes into the station at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

Airborne troop pose as the train comes into the station at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway's Middy in the War Years event - photo by Justyn Keeble

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The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway held its annual Middy in the War Years event last Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

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Visitors turned up to enjoy steam train rides and get up close with a range of former military vehicles.

There were also displays and exhibits documenting life in Britain during the Second World War.

During the day some re-enactors staged demonstrations with replica 40s weapons.

Although it is an annual event, this year it also commemorated the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Among the visitors was Bernard Sharpe, the last surviving veteran of the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation.

On Sunday there was a fly-past by the Avro Lancaster bomber from the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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