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Bishop's Stortford D-Day hero raises £690 for the Not Forgotten Association



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A 94-year-old Second World War veteran from Bishop’s Stortford has again raised hundreds of pounds for an Armed Forces charity.

Cyril Banks, who lives on the Parsonage estate, was on the first Royal Navy minesweeper to clear a path to Normandy for the 1944 D-Day landings.

Since 1999, he has been an ardent supporter of the Not Forgotten Association (NFA), which provides serving and former servicemen and women with trips, entertainment and recreational activities.

94-year-old D-Day veteran Cyril Banks with the wreath he laid at the Castle Gardens war memorial on Sunday morning (16361854)
94-year-old D-Day veteran Cyril Banks with the wreath he laid at the Castle Gardens war memorial on Sunday morning (16361854)

Cyril holds regular collections in supermarkets and railway stations. His most recent, at Waitrose in August, was supported by staff at the Northgate End supermarket and raised £689.89.

“I was again overwhelmed by the generosity of you all,” he said.

“I must say a very big thank you to you all. The NFA was delighted to receive such a wonderful donation.”



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