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It’s with great sadness that my blog this week is to say how sorry I was to learn of my dear friend Len Cox’s passing. He was a characterful D-Day veteran who over the years had become the face of Arromanches. Every year he would return to Normandy for the D-Day Commemorations to honor his fallen comrades. Len was best known for joining me on stage during my performances and singing along with the songs of the 1940s. He served with the 56th Brigade, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment and Len will be greatly missed by the town and visitors alike.
D-Day Veteran Len Cox!
I first had the privilege of meeting Len back in 2009 when he sang along side me on stage in Arromanches much to the delight of the audience. Since then he became a regular star and visitors just adored to see him on stage along with his fellow veterans.
Every year is precious and Lens legacy will live on through film and photos so I enclose a video which was shot back in 2012 of Len and I on stage in Arromanches.
On Stage with Len Cox!
My second flicker book video was created last year to commemorate D-Day as we weren’t able to travel and perform due to the pandemic. Once again it features a number of photos of Len which were taken back in 2016 by photographer Yves- Noel Jacquelin. I think this is a wonderful tribute to Len and his fellow veterans and I’m very grateful to Yves- Noel for recording this special moment in time. This is a very precious memory which I hope will never be forgotten
Perhaps if it hadn’t been for the pandemic I would never have had these photos made into a you-tube flicker book video but I’m very glad I did. Now every-one can enjoy them and Lens legacy will never be forgotten. Enjoy Watching!
I shall also leave you with a few of my favorite photos of Len which were all taken by Yves Noel Jacquelin and “Requiem for a Soldier” as we remember him!
Len with Fellow Veteran Harry Billinge Sitting on the Wall at Arromanches!
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