Hon­our for D-Day vet­eran

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

A for­mer hard­ware shop owner who served as a land­ing craft gun­ner on D-Day has been awarded France’s high­est mil­i­tary hon­our.

Ter­ence Dick­in­son was 18 years old dur­ing the bat­tle at Juno Beach in Nor­mandy, where Cana­dian sol­diers landed on June 6, 1944.

He served on board a land­ing craft flak (LCF) ship below deck, hand­ing am­mu­ni­tion to the gun­ners to sup­port the troops on the beach.

On Sun­day he marked his 90th birth­day sur­rounded by his wife Brenda and his seven chil­dren at the Con­ning­brook Ho­tel in Ken­ning­ton where he was also vis­ited by the French Hon­orary Consul for Kent James Rylands who pre­sented him with the Cheva­lier class medal.

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