Veterans tell D-Day stories to Southsea youngsters

MEET AND GREET D-Day veterans Frank Rosier and Jim Tuckwell meet brothers, Owen and Aidan Randall, from Chichester.  Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (121300-1)

MEET AND GREET D-Day veterans Frank Rosier and Jim Tuckwell meet brothers, Owen and Aidan Randall, from Chichester. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (121300-1)

From left, Ella Rose, five, Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13. The Sir William Dupree & Phyllis Loe Chess Tournament, taking place at Portsmouth High School in April, is aimed at young people of all ages.

CAPTION: From left, Ella and Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13.

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BROTHERS Owen and Aidan Randall were among youngsters who took the opportunity to quiz D-Day veterans this week.

Owen, 10, and Aidan, eight, spent time talking to Frank Rosier and Jim Tuckwell from the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association about their experiences of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy during the Second World War.

It was part of a week-long series of question and answer sessions hosted by the D-Day Museum in Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, during the school holidays.

Other members of the Normandy Veterans Association were also on hand to talk to visitors about their experiences at the popular talks.

Andrew Whitmarsh, curator of the museum, said: ‘D-Day was huge, but after hearing the overall story it is good to hear what individuals actually did and experienced. There is nothing better than talking to someone who was actually there.’

Visitors can also talk to local veterans at the museum from June 4 to 8.

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