Very, very well deserved, sir.Harry Billinge D Day veteran. Interview with BBC- I’m not a hero, I was lucky. All the heroes are dead.
Very poignant indeed.
Harry Billinge accepting his MBE from the Queen. Credit: ITV News West Country
'The Queen presented Harry Billinge with an MBE today. The D-Day veteran has raised £1 for every British soldier who died at Normandy to help fund a @Normandy Memorial Trust memorial.
'Harry was a Sapper with the Royal Engineers, of which The Queen is Colonel-in-Chief. He was just 18 at the time of the D-Day landings and was part of the first wave of troops. ‘I am choked beyond measure to think I have got an MBE. I don’t deserve it.’
A D-Day veteran from Cornwall has been appointed an MBE by the Queen. Harold ‘Harry’ Billinge, from St Austell, was presented with the honour during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today (March 3). The 94-year-old said he accepted the award in memory of those “who never came back”. Mr...