It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Len Hobbs Leg d’Hon, veteran of the Normandy Campaign. Len joined the Royal Navy and trained as a radar operator during the war. He served on HMS Fernie, one of the ships forming the ‘ring of steel’ in the Channel to protect the landing armada. Len never forgot those who took part in the landings and subsequent battle for Normandy and often spoke of those who never even made it ashore, as well as those who perished in the battle. Len frequently returned to Normandy and was a keen supporter of the Normandy Veterans Association and. latterly, of the Spirit of Normandy Trust. Len has served faithfully and may now rest in peace. Our condolences go to his friends and family, who we know will miss him greatly.