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Blind veteran from Hampshire reaches semi-finals of the Holman Prize

Penny Melville-Brown OBE from Fareham was initially invited to compete for the $25,000 prize as a result of the profile she has built for herself across the internet and social media through her online baking project, Baking Blind. If successful, P…

Date
28 March 2017 12:00
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Blind veteran from Ilford receives prestigious Legion d’Honneur medal

Given the amount of time Schera spent overseas during the War, and the incredibly diverse range of countries he was deployed in, his story is one of relentless sacrifice and tremendous nerve. He says: “Between 1939 and 1945, I only really had a few…

Date
6 February 2017 09:30
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Rowland Edwards

Blind veteran receives medal for helping liberate France from the Nazis

Rowland Edwards, 93 and from Stafford, will be formally presented with the prestigious honour by Monsieur Jean-Claude Lafontaine from the French Consulate in a special ceremony at the National Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire. The ceremony, which …

Date
31 January 2017 10:00
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