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


Getting ready to leave by The National Lottery Community Fund
September 23, 2009, 9:51 am
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Have just recorded a final interview with Larry. He is so elloquent and very humbled by the whole thing.Again he said some wonderful things.

The Veterans have been put up in the Weert barracks. We said our goodbyes. It was a bit sad to go.

Wesley says he’s back to school tomorrow.

We now go to the monument again to get some close up pictures which we couldn’t do yesterday because of the crowds.

Cloudy today so lucky with the nice weather yesterday too.



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.



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.



Wesley interviewed by The National Lottery Community Fund
September 22, 2009, 10:39 am
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