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Mervyn was a 14-year-old evacuee when the war first broke out, joining up when he was 18 and was involved in the D-Day landings, then taking part in the Liberation of France, Belgium and Holland and the conquest of Germany. He was in the Army and became a member of the 17 Advanced Vehicle Co, 17 Advanced Ordnance Depot, ROAC.
On VE Day he was on a train back from Germany to UK to prepare for landings in Japan and hadn’t heard that the European War was over until the next day when he got off the train at Bruges.
He was sad to have missed the celebrations in London and really looks forward to getting another chance each year. When the Japanese surrendered (he likes to say that they learned he was coming), he was sent to Egypt until his demobilisation. He was then part of the Class-Z reserve and says he still checks his post each day in case he is recalled!
The Royal British Legion have worked with our inspirational veteran owned business, Icarus, to create this unique and bespoke D-Day 80 Lapel Pin.
Icarus were able to design this item to include elements of the events in June 1944 - sand from Gold Beach, Normandy, and metal shavings of the landing craft LCT 7074 used at D-Day, now fully restored and on display at The D-Day Story in Portsmouth.
We have the absolute honour of sharing four of the surviving veterans’ experiences of D-Day nearly 80 years ago whose stories are included in the leaflet accompanying the pin. At the back of the leaflet, we have included a full list of allied forces who sadly did not come home from this historical day. Lest we forget.
Due to the nature of this product’s design, there may be imperfections in the enamel.
All profits from the D-Day 80 Poppy Lapel Pin will go towards the Royal British Legion's work in supporting the Armed Forces community.
- Dimensions: 1.4cm (L) x 0.8cm (W) x 1.2cm (D)
- Materials: Enamel, Brass
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