Churchill ‘would have a tear in his eye’ for D-Day veteran
Winston Churchill’s great grandson paid tribute to a 101-year-old Congleton veteran who returned to the beaches of Normandy for the 75th D-Day commemoration on 6th June.
Randolph Churchill, (54), met Robert Hollinshead, of Astbury, at the regimental memorial at Creully, where he told the centenarian that if Winston was looking down on them “he would have a tear in his eye”.
Creully, a village 8km inland from Mr Hollinshead’s landing spot on Gold Beach in 1944, was liberated by Mr Hollinshead’s regiment, the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards, at the end of the first day.
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