A FAMILY from the Marlborough savoured one of the proudest moments of their lives on Thursday when their son Ben Cameron led his platoon over Pegasus bridge to commemorate the extraordinary glider landings and bravery of the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry who originally took the bridge at the start of the D Day landings.

His parents James and Maggie Cameron, who travelled to France for the occasion, said: “It has been a very humbling experience and we have been quite overwhelmed by the spirit of friendliness over here with many nationalities uniting to commemorate D Day.

"Every small village is flying USA, French, British, Canadian, Polish, Dutch and Belgian flags.

"We have visited re-enactors camps, war cemeteries, block houses and attended ceremonies."

"Ben has always wanted to join the British Army and it was an honour for him to be able to remember the bravery and sacrifice of all those who fought at Pegasus Bridge 75 years ago."

Second lieutenant Cameron, 24, from East Kennet, who serves with The Rifles, which now incorporates the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry, is a former pupil of St Francis School in Pewsey.

He later studied at Eton College where he joined the CCF.