WATCH: Home D-Day party in honour of Bob
An afternoon to celebrate the life of a resident at a care home in West Sleekburn took place on the anniversary of D-Day, June 6.
Bob Tait was among the truck drivers who transported soldiers during the landings in Normandy in 1944 and then across a few different countries over a period of months as the Allies liberated parts of western Europe from the Nazis.
These men – some of whom, including Bob, were under 21 at the time – drove the vehicles that carried troops from various Infantry Divisions of the British Army.
His family was invited to the D-Day party at Wansbeck Care Home, which included a performance by The Vintage Belles singers, and staff were dressed in 1940s clothing.
Home manager Nick Smith said: “We decided to have a party on June 6 as we had the information from the family about what Bob did in his Me and My Care booklet.
“We all had a great afternoon and it was wonderful to see how much he enjoyed it. He shook my hand and said thank-you at the end.
“I would like to thank activities co-ordinator Allana in particular for organising such a fantastic party.”