This morning I got the news that my WW2 veteran friend Owen passed away.
He was a Batallion sniper in the 53rd Welsh division, East Lancashire regiment.
I met him years ago at the liberation festivities in Den Bosch which was liberated by the 53rd in Oct 1944. Also the only 53rd Div monument in Europe in in the city.
I allways enjoyd his company. I am very glad I saw him last October and he instantly recongnised me and called out Olaf!. He was getting forgetfull I was told so I was soo happy he recognised me.
Rest in peace my friend, till we meet again.
(Portrait photo by Beverly C.)