Lord Ashdown launches new Cockleshell Heroes mission

Lord Paddy Ashdown has officially launched a daring expedition by injured war heroes.

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  1. Kerry Swain

Lord Paddy Ashdown launches daring mission honouring WWII's Cockleshell Heroes

Former Royal Marine and ex leader of the Lib Dems Lord Paddy Ashdown has officially launched a daring expedition by injured war heroes.

Members of the Pilgrim Bandits charity, many of them amputees, plan to recreate the famous World War Two mission Operation Frankton which was made famous in the film Cockleshell Heroes.

Also at the launch in London was the great niece of one of the original Cockleshell Heroes. Kerry Swain was there.

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