A 100 year old veteran from Sompting in West Sussex has been leading one of the region's D-Day commemorations. Major Edwin 'Ted' Hunt was invited to lay a wreath at the war memorial in Worthing to remember those who died. Ted's usual annual trip to Normandy had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Click link to watch video: www.itv.com/news/meridian/2020-06-06/d-day76-commemorations-to-remember-the-fallen #TedHunt #Worthing #DDay #ITVMeridien
On Saturday 6 June, WWII veteran, Major Ted Hunt, and Taxi Charity chairman, Ian Parsons, spoke with Joe Talbot on BBC Radio Sussex about Ted's special D-Day trip to Worthing to lay a wreath for his fallen comrades at Worthing War Memorial. Listen from 1:47:30 to 1:55:15: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08f9f54 Or click here to listen via Soundcloud: #TedHunt #IanParsons #Worthing #DDay
On Saturday 30 May, Taxi Charity volunteer driver, Mike Hughes, spoke with BBC Radio Sussex about making special plans for Major Ted Hunt to mark D-Day in Worthing. Listen from 1:51 to 1:57: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08dp93c #TedHunt #MikeHughes #Worthing #DDay
I have no idea how my predecessors felt when they began their time as chairman of this wonderful charity. However, I doubt the momentous backdrop which accompanied my start in the hot seat will ever be equalled. Just thirteen days after taking up my new position, I, together with our group arrived in Normandy to begin our week-long trip to participate in the 75th anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings (3 - 8 June 2019) . What an extraordinarily privileged position I
Sadly, Buzz (Henry) Brown RN passed away on 19 February 2016 in hospital aged 90.
Buzz was one of our collectors. He had been in poor health for some time.
Buzz pulled Harry Card out of the sea on D-Day and the pair of them appeared together on ITV Breakfast TV in 2014 for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day: www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/news/d-day-70th-anniversary #buzzbrown #harrycard #dday #RoyalNavy