Vernon joined the people of Portsmouth for the 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations
Firstly Vernon attended the Drumhead Service where he was delighted to see so many veterans and their families there.
There was a spectacular amphibious display by Royal Marines and Royal Navy as well as a sail past by HMS Bulwark.
There was an incredible performance by
@RedArrowsUK over the Portsmouth seafront.
The people of Portsmouth have done Britain proud during the 70th D-Day commemorations. Vernon felt honoured to be with them.
To read Vernon's article in the NewStatesman please click on the link below: