A 90-year-old World War II veteran is topping the U.K. singles chart with a veterans tribute song.
Jim Radford was just 15 years old during when Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy. According to ABC News, Radford was a galley boy serving on a tug boat during the invasion. He was able to serve because tugboat companies were exempt from rules that recruits had to be at least 16 to join.
“I didn’t know when I went that my first trip was going to be the invasion of Europe,” he said. “The song is to remember the brave lads that didn’t come back.”