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A poppy for a hero
4:00pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in New Forest News
VERWOOD mayor Peter Richardson bought the first poppy of the annual campaign from Norman Egerton, who served in the Royal Navy during and after the Second World War.
Mr Egerton served as a medic aboard a tank landing craft on D-Day, delivering Sherman tanks and their American crews to Omaha Beach.
Later he served on the destroyer Volage, which was sunk by a mine in the Mediterranean and then on a fleet mine-sweeper making the seas safe again after the war had ended.
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