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Coronavirus separates war veteran and fiancée

Roy and Nora are unable to see each other due to self-isolation rules. Credit: BPM Media

War veteran Roy Vickerman and his fiancée Nora Jackson have been forced apart by the coronavirus pandemic but are still 'madly in love'.

Roy is currently self-isolating at home in Hartshill with his son Howard, while Nora lives at a residential home in Longton.

Roy sent Nora a love letter and a bouquet of flowers when the lockdown meant he could no long see her.

Roy and Nora are unable to see each other due to self-isolation rules. Credit: BPM Media

Roy, who celebrated his 94th birthday on Thursday, said:

“I can’t see Nora right now, but we are still madly in love. She is my beautiful queen.

“I have a photo of her which was taken just before she went into the care home which I keep looking at. She looks absolutely beautiful.

“I can’t see Nora now, but I know she is safe and being looked after. It’s a beautiful place, it’s like a first class hotel."

– Roy Vickerman

Roy added:

“It’s Nora’s 94th birthday at the end of April, but I won’t be able to see her.

“In my letter to Nora, I said we were together all the way through the war, but now this has come along and split us down the middle.

“The best advice I ever received from a teacher was to ‘always remember

to have a positive mental attitude’.

"I want to be with Nora, but you have got to stay positive.”

– Roy Vickerman