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British Paratroopers Face Unexpected Passport Checks During D-Day Commemoration

Four hundred British paratroopers faced passport checks from French immigration after landing in Saneville, Normandy, during a D-Day commemoration. This unusual procedure did not affect US and Belgian troops. The event marked the 80th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day invasion.
In a surprising turn of events, 400 British paratroopers were subjected to passport checks by French immigration and customs immediately after landing in fields near Saneville, Normandy, on Wednesday.

This occurred during a public D-Day commemoration, raising eyebrows at the Ministry of Defence.

US and Belgian troops participating in the event did not face similar checks.

This incident may reflect the UK's exit from the EU, as passport stamping between Britain and France is now required.

Brigadier Mark Berry from the 16 Air Assault Brigade commented on the unprecedented nature of the checks.

The passport inspection, although brief, was part of the celebrations marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in 1944, a significant event in World War II history.
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