"Recently, with the three terrorist strikes in both London and Manchester, our Nation has once more come under attack, yet we British will not be cowed or have our cherished values diminished.
Seventy-three years go today was 'D-Day', when on June 6th, 1944, the Allied Forces landed on the beaches of Normandy during the Second World War. I was a child of 18 month's old at the time. As with all battles between countries, it is the foot soldiers on the front line who truly deserve any medals going and not the Generals in the comparative safety of their sheltered bunkers.
God bless those brave men and may those still alive who were there know that your valour shall never be forgotten and that you are an inspiration to our soldiers on combat duty today. To all of you women who lost your soldier husband in the war, my thoughts are with you. To those women who planned to marry their secret sweetheart after he had returned from the battle front, but had their hopes quashed when he was killed in action, I offer you my poem, 'Arthur and Guinevere'. Thank you all for your sacrifices. http://www.fordefables.co.uk/arthur--guinevere.html " William Forde: June 6th, 2017.