More sad news – Tom Hughes, who had been ill for some time after a fall – passed away early this morning. It is the family’s belief that he wanted to wait for Remembrance Day before letting go of his life. It is some considerable comfort to us and to them that he managed this last task.
Tom wasn’t present at Merville, but served with the 9th Battalion at the Battle of the Bulge, and Arnhem, as well as in Palestine after the war. He went on to work at the Daily Telegraph, where he recruited Paul Hill to act as the 9th Bn Reunion Club Secretary. Tom also produced the ‘Red Beret‘ newsletter for the Club – a huge task, but brilliantly executed.
Tom will be missed by many.