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D-Day war hero pays his respects at Grantham care home

D-Day veteran Peter Woodhall at Avery Lodge, Grantham.

D-Day veteran Peter Woodhall at Avery Lodge, Grantham.

A D-Day war veteran paid his respects to fallen comrades by giving a presentation to the residents in his care home.

Peter Woodhall, a resident at Avery Lodge Care Home in Grantham, wanted to pay his respects to all the brave people who lost their lives 70 years ago in the D-Day landings. Along with his son-in-law, Peter gave a presentation to the residents in the home and showed off his medals, such as a 1939-1945 Star Battle of Britain award, and photographs as well as speaking about his experiences of D-Day.

Mr Woodhall was 22-years-old and worked on a merchant ship looking after the radar department. His job was to make sure there was no fault in the system when they were at sea, making sure his job produced first class results. Peter made his way across to France from Southampton. He said that he had no trouble from the Germans but it “all went off” as they went back to Portsmouth and many of their boats were attacked.

 

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