Hero Veteran Honoured

Hero Veteran Honoured

Surely this man is the most deserving recipient of an honour in the New Year’s Honours List? A D-Day veteran who has raised more than £10,000 towards the cost of building a national memorial honouring his fallen comrades is to be made an MBE.

Harry Billinge, 94, said he would accept the honour not for himself but for the 22,442 service personnel who were killed on D-Day and during the battle for Normandy.

In June Mr Billinge travelled from his home in St Austell, Cornwall, to Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.