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Respect bridging the generation gap

THERE’S more than 80 years between war veteran Bill Hinchclifffe and these bright-eyed school children but the message is timeless.

THERE’S more than 80 years between war veteran Bill Hinchclifffe and these bright-eyed school children but the message is timeless.

Marking Remembrance Day on Wednesday, pupils from St Alphege Infant School joined sombre shoppers at the Memorial in Solihull town centre to pay their respects to the fallen.

New Road resident Bill then gave a talk to Year 1 youngsters about his time in the Signals during the Second World War.

The young students sat enthralled as the 86-year-old recounted his time at war demonstrating the art of morse code.

He said: “When I was a soldier there were no mobile phones or telephones. I got paid three pennies a day and could do 15 words a minute which is quite fast.”

 

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