Special funeral held for 99-year-old war veteran who had 'wicked sense of humour'

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George Avery served during the Second World War. Credit: ITV News Meridian

Family and friends of a beloved war veteran who passed away at the grand age of 99 gathered in Oxfordshire on Tuesday afternoon (19 October) for a special send off.

George Avery served during the Second World War playing an important role in the allied war effort.

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The cortege travelled through Thame high street before a service honoured the wartime hero.

He was given a special send off by the Royal British Legion and Royal Naval Association motorbike escort teams.

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George was affectionately known by his childhood nickname, Bunny, and served on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.

Back in 2016, he received France's Légion d'Honneur to recognise the role he and his fellow Royal Engineers played in defeating the Nazis.

George Avery Credit: Royal Star & Garter

He was described as a man who had a 'positive attitude and enjoyed life', along with a 'wicked sense of humour'.

He is being remembered as a remarkable war veteran, father, and grandfather.