The worldwide commemoration of
the 75th anniversary of D-Day
also included a ceremony at the Buenos Aires British Cemetery (the scene of a memorable celebration of the
Poppy Day centenary last November) this week.
The grave of Kenneth Charney, an
RAF ace who saw action that June 6
in Normandy in 1944, was the chosen
rendezvous point for several British
community members to pay their
respects to all those who took part in
that historic turning-point.
A special mention was made of
Henry Albert Venn from Quilmes, a
Lieutenant in the Royal Navy Reserve, who died on the beaches at Normandy.
Archbishop Greg Venables conducted the service and Tim Lough
(representing the local branch of the
Royal British legion) provided a brief
account of the importance of D-Day.
Among those also present were
WW2 veteran Ronnie Scott, already
turning 102 this October, and John
Hunter, whose assistance in covering this ceremony we gratefully