Sisters pay their resects to hero father

The daughters of Sergeant Richard Robson, Norma and Jean, attend their father's grave at Ranville cemetery as part of the D-Day anniversary. Picture by John Tuttiett Photography

The daughters of Sergeant Richard Robson, Norma and Jean, attend their father's grave at Ranville cemetery as part of the D-Day anniversary. Picture by John Tuttiett Photography

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A former Blyth bricklayer who joined the airborne forces during the Second World War and rose to the rank of sergeant, was with the first contingent of British parachutists that landed in France in the early hours of June 6, 1944.

However, Sergeant Richard Robson’s war did not last much longer.

He was one of the many early casualties of the battle to gain two bridges over the river Orne.

 

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