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100th birthday celebration for World War Two Veteran, Walford Hughes MBE

A Second World War Veteran who served in the ‘Forgotten Army’ in the Far East celebrated his 100th birthday in Cartref Tregerddan, Bow Street on 11 January.

Mr Walford Hughes MBE – who now lives in Cartref Tregerddan – took part in many Second World War campaigns including in Burma in the Far East.

Never forgetting what he and his comrades went through in Burma, Mr Hughes became the National Secretary of the Burma Star Association sometime after the war. The association promotes the comradeship experienced during the Second World War in Burma and supports the veterans of the campaign and their widows or widowers. Mr Hughes was later awarded the MBE for his conscientious and diligent work for the association.

Mr Hughes was joined by Ceredigion County Council’s Chairman, Councillor Peter Davies MBE; the Chairman’s Consort, Mrs Barbara Davies and Councillor Paul Hinge, the local councillor and the council’s Armed Forces Champion during the celebration. He was presented with a hamper as a gift from the council.