AROUND 50 people have jumped out of planes today as part of D-Day commemorations.

To mark the 75th anniversary of Paratroopers landing in Normandy, charities and volunteers have teamed up with GoSkydive on Old Sarum Airfield to brave skydiving, including nine volunteers from charity Alabare.

As the jumpers faced their fears at either 10,000 or 15,000ft, the money raised will go towards the charity's Homes for Veterans scheme, providing accommodation and support to veterans helping them adapt to life outside of the military.

And one jumper for Alabare, 17-year-old Joe, was celebrating both his birthday and his great-grandfather, who served in the Royal Dragoon Guards and was amongst those landing in Normandy in 1944.

Charity account manager for GoSkydive, Emily Wise, said it was "great" for the "incredible" skydivers to raise money for Alabare, adding: “The funds go towards homeless veterans which was very fitting. It is important we remember the sacrifice made 75 years ago.”

Alabare and GoSkydive held a similar event in November last year as part of Remembrance commemorations.

Paul Shipway, general manager at GoSkydive, said: “We are very proud to welcome back for a second time Alabare, the charity that supports homeless veterans, this time being particularly significant as it commemorates 75 years on from the D-Day paratroopers Normandy landings.”

Also in connection with Nationwide and The Chapel Night Club, more brave participants will be jumping for the same cause on Saturday, June 16.