Antiques dealer called Dee-Day who was BORN on D-Day set to turn 75 on anniversary — and named his son Dee-Day too

A MAN called Dee-Day will turn 75 on the anniversary of the Normandy Invasion.

Antiques dealer Dee-Day Rodney White was welcomed into the world on June 6, 1944 and named in honour of the pivotal allied assault on Nazi occupied France.

Antiques dealer Dee-Day Rodney White was welcomed into the world on June 6, 1944

Dee-Day’s father Bert decided on the name after hearing the phrase repeatedly on the news on his way to register the birth.

Dee-Day, from Hastings, East Sussex — whose name appears without the hyphen on his passport —  has even named his own son Dee-Day too.

He said: “Whenever I tell anyone my name, I always end up having to tell them the story.”

Dee-Day has visited Normandy ten times for previous commemorations but will miss this year’s.

Dee-Day Rodney White was welcomed into the world on D-Day - June 6, 1944
Dee-Day Rodney White was welcomed into the world on D-Day – June 6, 1944

Pictured top left is Bert and, below, Dee-Day's mother May and Dee-Day as a young man and a child
Pictured top left is Bert and below Dee-Day’s mother May with Dee-Day as a child and young man
Dee-Day White, pictured middle with his family, is a D-Day baby who was legally given the name by his father
Dee-Day White, pictured middle with his family, is a D-Day baby who was legally given the name by his father

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