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Memorial to Cockleshell hero Cpl Albert Laver

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    Default Memorial to Cockleshell hero Cpl Albert Laver

    I was watching the local news yesterday and this came up, to my surprize i never knew that one of these brave men was so local to where i live i also noticed one came from Manchester, they have finally put up this memorial to the very brave guys i will go over and take some photos and post them up here, i couldnt get over how far they actually had rowed before they got to there targets, brave guys indeed, more info on the link below
    cheers Ronnie


    BBC News - Memorial to WWII Cockleshell Hero Cpl Albert Laver

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    It's great to have a local hero!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    They were very brave men indeed.

    Eric
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    I think i will wach the film over the holidays i read that one guy couldnt go the the last minute through injury,
    cheers Ronnie

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    Thanks for this Ronnie.

    I had not heard of this memorial either.

    I have an interest in British military canoes/canoeists and their OP's.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    No problem Ade, i will get some better pics over the holidays when i am off and will post them up,
    cheers Ronnie

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    A well deserved memorial for a brave man

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    I worked with Bill Sparks in the 80's. He never spoke about his escapades. A true Gent

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