A MEMBER of the world-famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band said he was honoured to play The Last Post in Normandy on D-Day.

Cornet player Sergeant Scott Walker, of the British Army Band, performed at the Bayeux War Cemetery as part of the 80th anniversary commemorations of D-Day.

While at the war cemetery, Scott met with Harry Birdsall.

Harry’s son in-law is Steve Peacock, who is also a member of Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

He was called up to serve his country shortly after his 18th birthday, just three months before D-Day.

Scott said: “It was a fantastic event to be part of. I was honoured and proud to show my respects to these remarkable men.”