D-Day hero Harold Wiggins, 89, today returned to the spot where exactly seven decades ago he celebrated his part in the Allied offensive by embarking on a bit of how's-you-father with a grateful french strumpet.
To the cheers of appreciative locals, the octogenarian paratrooper ceremoniously approached the Normandy brothel 'Madame de Pompadour's', stopping only to salute the crowd before having his oats with one of the establishment's current crop of high-class hookers.
Wiggins re-appeared an hour later, looking emotional but satisfied as a military band played a selection of songs from the period and a squadron of Spitfires passed overhead. The veteran was then met by Prince Charles, who officially relieved him of duty.
'It was a profound experience for a 19-year-old, both exciting and terrifying in equal measure', Wiggins later reminisced. "There was noise and confusion everywhere. You didn't know if you were going to make it out alive, but you just kept in mind that you had a job to do.'
'There's nothing special about me', he added modestly. 'I'm just happy to be able to do it on behalf of those who can't be here today.'
Brothel worker Geri, who took the place of the 1940's harlot who 'gave him one for free' in 1944, appeared shortly after, reassuring the press she had been 'well and truly liberated'.