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95-year-old Royal Marine veteran honoured by Royal Marines charity

A 95-year-old D-Day veteran has been honoured by the Royal British Legion in his home town of Kidwelly, West Wales.

Royal Marine representatives from the organisation 65 Degrees North made a presentation of a new beret and a photograph to veteran 95-year-old Royal Marine Stephen Morris at the Glanmorfa care home on Monday (Jan 27). Mr Morris joined the Royal Marines in 1942 At the age of 17. He landed on Juno Beach with the 3rd Canadian Division on June 6th, 1944. He was one of many Royal Marines who fought on to Belgium.

Attending the special event at which Mr Morris was honoured were Royal Marine veterans, a serving Major awarded the Military Cross, members of the Charity, 65 Degrees North, members of the Swansea branch of the Royal Marines Association, members of The Kidwelly Branch of the Royal British Legion together with friends, family and staff of Glanmorfa.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “Today I have stood with giants to show, 95-year-old Marine Sgt Stephen Morris, who is a Veteran of the D-day Landings how much he is appreciated by us all. It has been a  truly emotional day.”

The medals Mr Morris had been awarded for his military service have been lost but the charity said that they would do their best to try and replace them in due course.

Photos and Video: Peter A Tully

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