Tommy Morris.... An appreciation
I have regularly attended the annual AJEX parade at the cenotaph for the past 60 odd years but this year was unable to make it.
Amongst the familiar faces that were missing on this year's Parade was Tommy Morris who carried his 95 years so well. He will be sorely missed.
The following tribute was made on the AJEX website:
Tommy Morris who died in January at the age of 95 and was believed to be one of the oldest surviving paratroopers of WW2 was a familiar figure in AJEX circles.
Landing in Normandy on D- day he saw action in France, Belgium and Holland and finally in Germany until the end of hostilities. In Belgium, on liberating a hotel in Brussels he was given the right to stay without charge at any time. He will be missed in his home town of Plymouth, where he conducted his business in antiques. We salute the passing of a courageous comrade and are grateful for the bequest that he has left to the Association