Heroes Return Blog – Stories from Second World War veterans’ trips


The civic centre ceremony veterans by The National Lottery Community Fund
September 22, 2009, 2:59 pm
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The civic centre ceremony by The National Lottery Community Fund
September 22, 2009, 2:58 pm
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civic centre ceremonyHere now. Arrived two minutes ago. This is where the Town Mayor met everyone this morning.  The band play to about 50 people seated. Speeches and Wesley is presenting Larry with a copy of the book he has written about the war history here. He told us over lunch he want’s to join the Army and war history is an important part of training.

Larry and his fellow veterans still look great in their blazers and medals. JP our cameraman has been admiring the cameras of three or four news crews that are here too! I expect this will be on the tv tonight.



Back at the barracks by The National Lottery Community Fund
September 22, 2009, 1:10 pm
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After lunch Larry and the veterans are having a well earned rest back at the barracks. We are in the town square having a sandwich and chatting to Wesley. He knows everything about his country and the war and has just recorded an interview with us. He really believes that young people like him must remember “to stop it happening again”.

Later we are filming a ceremony here in the square and then driving to the site of the Halifax memorial which is to be unveiled then. It is by the field the plane crashed in – the plane – three of who’s crew are now buried in the cemetery – where we were thismorning.

Sun out = good.



The grand presentation by The National Lottery Community Fund
September 22, 2009, 12:32 pm
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wesley, becky , and fudgeBecky the director presenting Wesley with some Devon fudge – the video crew are from there.



The windmill at weert by The National Lottery Community Fund
September 22, 2009, 11:31 am
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the windmill at weert