Photograph of the Day – War Veteran

92 year old John McMillan Leishman, former Sergent in the 51st Highland Division, who fought in El Alamein, landed in Sicily, fought up through Italy and returned to England in 1944 thinking that was the end of his war. It wasn't as he came ashore at Sword beach on D-Day. He has just returned from the Dunkirk anniversary and intends to travel to Arnheim to remember two brothers and friends he knew that died there.

There has been alot of talk these last few days as regards the intentions and thoughts of “former combatants”. Regardless of the more recent conflict/war * it is because of men such as John and his generation, that we enjoy the democracy we do now.

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