D-Day paratrooper veterans to share stories this Remembrance Sunday at The Glades in Bromley
PUBLISHED: 12:31 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:31 08 November 2017
Memorabilia will also be on display
Two veterans of the D-Day Normandy landings will be sharing their stories to visitors of The Glades this weekend.
Following a two-minute silence at 11am on Sunday, Second World War veterans Bill Gladden and Ted Pieri will be in the central atrium to speak with passers-by.
Mr Gladden landed near Pegasus Bridge in Normandy in a Hamilcar glider with the 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment on the afternoon of June 6 1944 - D Day.
Joining him will be Mr Pieri, who was part of the 1st Airborne Division, providing logistical support on land and in the air.
Another special guest on the day will be Steve Hunnisett of Blitzwalkers – a specialist in London wartime guided walking tours – who will give an informal talk on the Battle of Britain, the Blitz and its impact on people living in the south east.
The Glades general manager, Kate Miller, said: “This year we are hosting some wonderful people who will be able to paint a very vivid picture of what life was like in our area during an incredibly difficult time in British history.
“It will be a great opportunity for all to hear first-hand about the bravery and heroism that took place and to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made. It will also be a celebration of our fallen heroes and giving thanks to them,” said Kate.
World War artefacts including uniforms and medals collected by members of The Glades’ team will be on display at the central atrium.