Another farewell – Cecil Hughes

Cecil Hughes, pictured in 2015 after receiving his Legion d’Honneur award at Merville.

Another sad loss to the battalion – this week we were notified of the passing of Cecil Hughes. He joined the 9th Battalion in March 1945 as a reinforcement of the troops already there, and went on to take part in the Rhine campaign, and he also fought in Italy. Cecil travelled to Normandy for many of the reunion trips, and was planning to attend the 75th in 2019. He will be sadly missed.

New Recipients of the Legion D’Honneur in 2015 Left-to-right, Cecil Hughes, Fred Glover, Cyril Tasker and Geoff Pattinson

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