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Tales from the Far East: WWII veteran shares his story

George Wise Credit: ITV Border

It's been 75 years since troops landed on the beaches of Normandy.

Codenamed Operation Neptune, but known as D-day, the 6 June 1944 was a momentous moment in history.

However war was raging across the globe.

George Wise joined the RAF before the age of 18.

After basic training he was sent abroad and stationed in India and on the Burma Sea coast.

He rose to the rank of flight sergeant and became second in command of his air sea rescue boat.

He was involved in many missions and helped save multiple lives - both allied and enemy forces.

George was awarded several medals including the Burma Star.

Now 96, he lives in Bassenthwaite in Cumbria. He proudly remembers the part he played.

  • Watch the second part of George's story.

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