William Clemmey, Chief Officer of Municipal Charities in Stratford upon Avon writes:

“We are so proud to have Phil Sweet as one of our residents. He commanded a landing craft on D Day. He recently attended the  Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance to mark D-Day 80, at the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday 6 June 2024 meeting Sophie the Duchess of Edinburgh, as well as being interviewed by Sky News.”

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Video link: D-Day 80th anniversary: Veteran recalls how beached ship was ‘used as prisoner of war camp’ | UK News | Sky News

Photos from the day

He was accompanied by Heather Sweet (cousin), Becky Heyes (Granddaughter), Bennet Carr Headmaster of King Edward VI grammar school, which Phil attended and where his medals are on display

See also: Almshouse resident and D Day veteran attends RBL Service of Remembrance | The Almshouse Association (almshouses.org)