I was born in 1948, so missed the war completely. My mum and dad went through it a bit, though they never talked about it much.

As a ‘baby boomer’, I can only offer my heartfelt thanks to Harry, and all the other heroes who gave their lives in those terrible wars. Without them I would not be living in the country or freedom that I do today. Their hard won freedom for us is precious, and we should never forget that. War is an abomination against humanity, who are made in God’s image. Harry and the others went on our behalf, selflessly giving their all that we might live.

Farewell Harry, and God bless you mate.