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Tributes Paid To D-Day Veteran Harry Fenn

One of Jersey's last surviving D Day veterans has died.

Harry Fenn has passed away at the age of 97. 

He was just 19 when he landed on the Normandy beaches on 6 June 1944.

Harry was presented France's Legion D'Honneur - the country's highest military award - for his service.

He spoke to us on the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019 at a special service at the Cenotaph:

"You don't realise, until you do something like this, how many people do appreciate what we did."  

Following the ceremony, Harry was presented with the Bailiff's Bronze medal at a Vin D'Honneur at the Town Hall.

Months later, in March 2020, Harry - then aged 95 - was to gain national publicity when a video of him telling people to 'do their duty' and  'sit on the couch' to save lives as the Covid-pandemic hit was widely-shared across the internet and picked up by major TV networks and newspapers.

 

 

Islanders have paid tribute, describing Harry has a true hero and a 'very special man'.

Channel 103 extends its deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

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