Veterans visit

LEARNING From left, Normandy veterans, Jim Tuckwell, Mary Verrier and Frank Rosier with Henry Aldwinckle at the D-Day Museum. Picture: Allan Hutchings (122597-914)
LEARNING From left, Normandy veterans, Jim Tuckwell, Mary Verrier and Frank Rosier with Henry Aldwinckle at the D-Day Museum. Picture: Allan Hutchings (122597-914)
The Russian destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov as seen from HMS Somerset in the Moray Firth

Royal Navy ship shadows a Russian destroyer

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LUCKY youngster Henry Aldwinckle was treated to a first-hand account of the Second World War by D-Day veterans.

Normandy veterans Jim Tuckwell, Mary Verrier and Frank Rosier visited the D-Day Museum in Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, to share their experiences of the conflict.

The group regularly visit schools in the area to give pupils an enthralling history lesson.

Mr Rosier, 87, said: ‘The interest the children have got in what we have to say is fantastic.

‘We try to tell the story with humour.

‘The fact is we only have a few more years left to tell the story – there is only ten per cent of veterans left.’