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Following the advice of UK and Scottish Governments, NCAP has now returned to limited operations in our offices.

We are now able to process orders for not-yet-digitised aerial imagery, to revised delivery timescales.

Essential Maintenance

HES is currently undertaking essential maintenance on our web services. This will limit access to services in the following ways:

- Subscription access for HES online services will be unavailable (Scran, NCAP)

- Image purchasing options will be limited (Canmore, Britain from Above, Scran, NCAP)

- Any enhanced services which require a log in will be unavailable (My Canmore, Britain from Above contributions, Scran contribute)


General access to these services will all continue. Enquiries will still be able to be submitted.

We anticipate services to be restored from Monday 1st February 2021.




D-Day - Airborne Assault

In the early hours of D-Day, as the invasion fleet approached the beaches of Normandy, Allied parachute and glider-borne troops were dropped behind enemy lines to seize key points such as bridges, causeways and road junctions. Their orders were to hold these and to secure the flanks of the invasion until relieved by troops from the beaches. Later in the day, reinforcements arrived by glider at Landing Zones near Ranville and Ste-Mere-Eglise.
In the images presented here, gliders can be seen at rest in and around their Landing Zones and empty parachute canopies are visible, discarded by airborne troops after landing. The drops were not without cost, however, and the scars of crashed gliders and transport aircraft can be seen in fields around Ste-Mere-Eglise.