Veteran's memorial snub

A Second World War hero who survived nearly a hundred bombing missions has been told he can't go to the unveiling of a memorial to those who died because tickets have run out. Freddie Johnson from Tadcaster helped raise funds for the memorial.

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WW2 veteran can go to memorial unveiling

There has been an emotional victory for a World War Two rear gunner who had been told that he would not be allowed to help honour his comrades who never made it home.

Freddie Johnson helped to raise money for a Bomber Command memorial in London only be refused a place at the unvieling ceremony - that was until Calendar heard about his story. Matt Price reports.

Veteran told he CAN go to memorial unveiling

A Second World War hero, who survived nearly a hundred bombing missions, was told he could not go to the unveiling of a memorial to those who died because tickets have run out. Freddie Johnson from Tadcaster helped raise funds for the memorial, but now, organisers he will be able to attend.

The number of operations he flew was extraordinary; most men were lucky to do five. We lost contact with him over the years but we are now going to make sure he is able to attend the service.

– Douglas Radcliffe, secretary of the Bomber Command Association

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