A lone flag flew for D-Day

Thursday 11th June 2009 10:00 pm
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SIR — I was very surprised and disappointed not to see any Union flags or recognition for the D-Day celebrations for our heroes on June 6th 1944.

I was an evacuee on the outbreak of World War Two and I have vivid memories of some of my family and close friends who gave the supreme sacrifice, their lives.

I came to Minehead ten years ago from Croydon in Surrey, which during the war was known as Doodlebug Alley.

What was so disappointing was that there was not a flag flying from the Royal British Legion in Bancks Street, as I know there were a lot of Minehead men and women who fell in World War Two.

I am proud to say I was the only one (as far as I could see) who had a Union flag hoisted outside my house.

I even had people asking me why I was flying the flag. I just shook my head at them in total disbelief.

W Knowles,

Woodcombe Brake,

Minehead.

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