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D-Day veteran Glenville laid to rest

One of the last airborne veterans of the D-Day landings has been laid to rest, reports the BBC.

Jeep driver Glenville Jones, 94, carried supplies after landing in a glider at Ranville, Normandy, on 6 June 1944, near Pegasus Bridge, a key site in the operation.

He was a butcher after leaving the army and became known as 'Glen the Butch' at Burry Port in Carmarthenshire.

More than 50 people attended his funeral, which was organised by Josie Williams, his carer for some 20 years.

Talking after the service, she said: "They're a dying breed. We've lost seven D-Day veterans around the UK in the last week. They're very, very special.

"Glenville was such a character. He landed on D-Day, the only glider that came in on course, and his co-pilot was killed by friendly fire."

She said Mr Jones "was strong" and added: "I think the war made them strong".

During the landings, Mr Jones carried vital supplies needed for the Parachute Regiment and he had flown over the English Channel sitting in his jeep inside a Horsa glider.

PHOTO: Glenville Jones – Credit BBC

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