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99 year old ex-paratrooper John Fejfer meets Walter Nazar, 97, who fought in the Second World War

Remembering D Day 80 years on

A service of commemoration to remember the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings saw two local Second World War veterans meet for the first time.

Walter Nazar, 97, from Kirkby, who was a Nazi slave before fighting with American forces, was guest of honour at the Ashfield District Council organised service, along with another veteran - 99-year-old John Fejfer, a British paratrooper, from Annesley.

The 2 men, who both originally come from Poland, shared a warm embrace after the event which paid tribute to the tens of thousands of Allied servicemen who landed on the Normandy beaches on 6 June 1944, beginning the liberation of Nazi-occupied Western Europe.