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Historian joins D-Day veterans at Normandy

D-Day June 1944 Sword beach.
Scarborough man Roy Walker at front left.

D-Day June 1944 Sword beach. Scarborough man Roy Walker at front left.

A historian and former Lady Lumley’s School teacher will join Normandy veterans for this week’s 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Trevor Boag, of Pickering, has been invited to join the 14 coach convoy that will leave Sheffield for the journey to France through his links with Galina International.

The Chester-based company, which organises World War II battlefield trips for schools, called on Mr Boag to act as an “extra pair of hands” for the veterans who will attend all the major events that commemorate the Allied invasion on June 6, 1944.

He fulfilled a similar role for the 65th anniversary.

Mr Boag, a battlefield guide expert, said: “I know from my experience five years ago, that the veterans will be great company. There is a camaraderie among them and they have some fantastic stories to tell, of course.”

 

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