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D-Day veteran Jock dies aged 105

Jock Wilson
Jock Wilson died peacefully in East Lothian

The oldest survivor of the D-Day landings during World War II has died in East Lothian, aged 105.

D-Day veteran Jock Wilson was in the 1944 Allied Forces' landings on France's Channel coast while serving as an observer in the Royal Artillery.

He also has received France's most prestigious military decoration, the Legion d'Honneur.

Mr Wilson, from Dunbar, also received the UK's Military Medal for bravery. He died peacefully on Monday.

The Normandy veteran, one of many British troops who led the D-Day landings in a combined parachute and glider assault, lived in Edinburgh for 70 years, working for a firm of printers.

His funeral is being held on Friday at Mortonhall Crematorium.


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