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06 Feb 2019
Dunkirk veteran Garth Wright sadly passes away at the age of 99

Dunkirk veteran Garth Wright sadly passes away at the age of 99

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Historical Trips regulars will know that our 2018 Miracle of Dunkirk tour was a very special occasion indeed. Not only was the trip joined by Joshua Levine, historian and adviser to the recent award-winning Christopher Nolan and his film Dunkirk, but three veterans also paid guests a sobering and personal visit. 

One of these veterans was Garth Wright (pictured above, third from left), and we are sad to share the news that he passed away on January 19th at the age of 99. 

During his time on our Miracle of Dunkirk tour last year, Garth shared moving memories about his experiences while awaiting rescue, and he also revisited the very beaches where he dodged enemy fire.

His funeral took place at the Minster Church of St. Andrew and was attended by fellow veterans, family, friends and colleagues. The reverend who conducted the service told mourners that Garth was "a man you needed to meet," adding that he was ""well-known and well-loved and he lived well. It was a life he lived to the full."

Watch coverage of Garth's life and funeral from a recent feature on the BBC below.