Thirteen cadets from across Newfoundland and Labrador were in France Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that led to the liberation of Europe in the Second World War.

The teenagers were selected from air, army and sea cadet groups.

Lt. Paul Clay, who is supervising the delegation, said the cadets started their journey in London, where the cadets were impressed with the Canadian war memorial there.

"It was a great opportunity for them to see such a wonderful site, that actually pays respect to all Canadians but also that recognizes Newfoundlanders for their contribution prior to becoming part of [and] joining Confederation," he told the St. John's Morning Show.

Clay said the cadets will also visit other sites, including Juno Beach and the Bretteville-sur-Laize cemetery, where some Newfoundlanders who died in battle are buried.