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Photo of blind veteran Gerard Lackey receiving his French medal from Phillip Daniel

Cumbrian blind veteran receives medal for WWII efforts

  He continues: "Everyone who was fighting in France at this time contributed in their own way to the war effort, although sadly a lot of them did not return. With that in mind, I feel that I am receiving this medal not only for myself, but also fo…

20 April 2017 16:00
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Photo of Emmerdale actor, Jonathan Wrather, in a 100k training t-shirt in the Yorkshire Dales

Emmerdale star joins blind veterans to train for 100km ultra challenge

Jonathan Wrather, 48 and currently starring as Pierce Harris in the long running soap-opera, joined blind veterans Roan Webb, Mike Johnson and Steve Thomas as they trained for the ultra-challenge in the Yorkshire Dales. A former Cadet in the Combine…

3 April 2017 14:00
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Photo of blind veteran Brian McManus wearing his medals being presented with Legion d'Honneur

Blind veteran receives medal for helping liberate France from the Nazis

He continues: “The Marder in particular was one-man electrically propelled German submarine carrying one torpedo. It had a range of 48 miles and a loaded speed of three knots. I remember on the 8 July, they sunk the minesweeper Pylades eight miles n…

5 March 2017 11:00
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