Plymouth says goodbye to last remaining Dunkirk veteran Garth Wright

Garth Wright's funeral was held in Plymouth on Monday 4 February. Credit: ITV West Country

Plymouth has said goodbye to its last remaining veteran of the Battle of Dunkirk, Garth Wright.

Friends and family gathered at St Andrew's church in Plymouth on Monday 4 February to pay tribute to Garth Wright.

Garth died at the age of 99. His family say their only regret is that he didn't reach his 100th birthday. Credit: ITV West Country

The 99-year-old was one of those rescued from the beaches of France in 1940 after joining the war along with four friends in 1939.

He was just 20 years old when he was sent to France as part of the British Expeditionary force.

Brought up near Tavistock, Garth lived near Plymouth in his later years and remained active until the end of his life.

He returned to Dunkirk for the 75th anniversary of the evacuation in 2015 and just two years ago was invited to the premiere of the epic Dunkirk film.

Garth will be remembered for his loyal service, but equally for his big character.

He was a keen bugler, a lifelong Plymouth Argyle fan and adored by his local community.