Picture: Roy Williamson

The weekend’s final fundraising venture for a D-Day veterans’ fund was a great success.

Glorious weather lured thousands of people to Hunstanton over the weekend to enjoy a display of military vehicles.

The event, on The Green, was supported on Sunday with a flypast by a Dakota and 50,000 poppies were dropped into the sea – one for each life lost in the D-Day Landings.

The poppy drop was carried out by a plane based at Holbeach St Johns airfield.

Organiser Harold Payne, of the Anglia Motel, Fleet, said a loss of comunications meant the poppies were dropped too near Old Hunstanton, but the event was still a big success.

He said: “There were about 2,000 people on Saturday and 4,000 on Sunday.

Mr Payne has raised thousands of pounds to help fund trips for D-Day veterans to return – but following the 70th anniversary and with few veterans remaining, the money will now go to another military charity.

Mr Payne expects to have cleared about £2,500, making about £11,000 to be presented to the Royal Anglian Benovolent Fund at his next event – a military weekend and vintage rally at the Motel, near Long Sutton, on Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6.