Prince Charles chats with Welwyn Garden City D-Day veteran

A WGC war veteran has become something of a celebrity at the care home where he lives. Norman Gray, known as Dolly , found his picture plastered across the national papers after he was snapped with Prince Charles in France earlier this month. The 86-year

A WGC war veteran has become something of a celebrity at the care home where he lives.

Norman Gray, known as 'Dolly', found his picture plastered across the national papers after he was snapped with Prince Charles in France earlier this month.

The 86-year-old, who lives at St Andrews Care Home in Great North Road, met the Prince of Wales in Normandy at an event held to mark the 65th anniversary of World War Two's D-Day landings.

Lynne Simons, deputy manager at the home, said she was "very proud" to see his picture in the papers.


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"Lucky Prince Charles met our Dolly," she smiled.

Norman, who suffers from dementia, saw service in North Africa and Sicily during World War Two, before landing at Juneau beach on D-Day.

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The former lorry driver has lived at St Andrews since September 2008 - and it is clear he has made a big impact on those who look after him.

"He puts a smile on people's faces," Lynne said.

Carer Kevin Nash added: "He is a perfect gentleman.

"It is an absolute pleasure to look after him.

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