'D-Day brought both joy and sadness'

"Oh yes, something big was happening and there was joy, yes, at that moment."

Ada Chell served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the women's branch of the Army and followed the events of D-Day from Thiepval Barracks, near Lisburn.

Her role was responsible for directing dispatch riders carrying important messages from London.

Now aged 100, the Bangor woman said there was a mixture of joy and sadness as news came through of the Normandy landings.

"I had lost so many friends. Some came home but some didn’t," she told BBC News NI.

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