War veteran

Memory Lane. Somme war veteran meets children in Swanwick.
Memory Lane. Somme war veteran meets children in Swanwick.

YOUNGSTERS from Swanwick meet a real war hero here.

Unfortunately it does not tell us who the hero was, but he was a veteran of The Somme from the First World War.

The battle in France took place in 1916 and saw the loss of a staggering 72,000 lives.

No doubt the visit was a sombre one for the children, but also inspiring to meet a real live veteran who survived the horror of the trenches, which claimed so many lives during the Great War.

Where you one of the youngsters taking part in the talk? If so get in touch. We would love to hear from you.