A 'FORGOTTEN' war hero has been commended for the crucial role he played in D-Day.

Knutsford Rex Probus Club remembered Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay, the mastermind of D-Day and Dunkirk, at its annual general meeting.

Club member David Howard was guest speaker and presented a talk about ‘D-Day’s Forgotten Man'.

After a distinguished naval career, the admiral was responsible for planning the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940 and the D-Day landings in 1944.

Sadly, David told members, that the admiral was later killed in an air crash in 1945 and is now hardly remembered despite his remarkable contribution to Britain’s success in the war.

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The Knutsford retirement club is now looking forward to getting back to normal after the pandemic.

President Richard Fenby thanked outgoing chairman Jim Flett for heading the club during a ‘fraught’ two years which he described as ‘the most difficult period in the club’s history’ since its inception in 1968.

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Retiring chairman Jim Flett, new chairman John Beaumont and president Richard Fenby

The club was founded as Knutsford Retired Executives Club (Rex) and later joined the Probus organisation.

John Beaumont was installed as the new chairman and said he hoped the coming year would see the full resumption of face to face activities.

He said it was an honour to have been elected.

John said was looking forward to continuing the club’s long tradition of companionable good fellowship.

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Knutsford Rex Probus Club members on a walk at Delamere Forest

He extended a warm welcome to four new members as well as wives and partners who participate in most of the social activities and outings.

Members are planning a trip to The Lowry Theatre to see a touring production of Private Lives.

Anyone interested in joining Knutsford Rex Probus Club can contact Richard Fenby at richard.fenby@btinternet.com or call 01925 754507 or Scott Martin on 07885 295050.

More details about the club’s activities including walking groups, bowling, golf, bridge and other events can be found at knutsfordrexprobus.co.uk