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Service for 96 Year Old WW2 Veteran And Tireless Military Campaigner

A World War Two gun carriage has carried a Normandy veteran's body to his funeral in Canterbury. 97-year-old Albert Figg – a campaigner and...

A world war two gun carriage has carried a Normandy veteran's body to his funeral in Canterbury.

97-year-old Albert Figg – a campaigner and fundraiser – died earlier this month.

Service for 96 Year Old WW2 Veteran And Tireless Military Campaigner

The service was a celebration of Albert Figg's 97 years. Albert was described as tenacious, fun loving, determined and a good talker.

Like many of his generation Albert fought in World War 2, Albert was a sergeant in the Royal Artillery.

However, it's what he did afterwards that makes him stand out and is why so many are so fond of him.

He campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of relatively unknown battles including the battle for Hill 112.