Heartwarming moment World War 2 vet, 95, gets salute from cadets through care home window to mark VE Day anniversary

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A WOLRD war two veteran stuck in isolation has today received a special salute from Royal British Legion members and RAF air cadets.

The heartwarming moment came as well-wishers gathered outside a care home in Greater Manchester where Eric Bradshaw, 95, lives to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

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Locals came by after staff posted details of his past on social media[/caption]

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The special salute came from Royal British Legion members and RAF air cadets[/caption]

Mr Bradshaw, who enlisted in the Royal Navy at the age of 18 in 1943, served in Norway and the Far East as a signalman.

Staff at Anchor’s Millfield care home in Oldham posted details of his past on social media, which led to locals wanting to applaud him and other residents who lived during the war.

Mr Bradshaw said: “I hope young ones today can learn from what we went through, and to be tolerant and always use their common sense.

“Hopefully people in the future will never have to go through what we did and make the sacrifices we made.”

Julie Linke, deputy manager at Millfield, said: “It is important to honour all those who fought in previous wars to thank them for their courage.

“The older people who live with us have set the foundation for future generations and it’s thanks to them that we can enjoy the freedoms we have. It’s a privilege having Eric living with us.”


Across the country VE Day celebrations have taken place and Red Arrows and RAF Typhoon jets soared above Britain today as the nation fell silent to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Millions paused at 11am to remember those who served in the Second World War – and the price so many paid for freedom

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister shared in the silence from Downing Street, along with millions of defiant Brits who quietly reflected from their homes and doorsteps.

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Eric Bradshaw, 95, now lives in an Oldham care home[/caption]

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Mr Bradshaw enlisted in the Royal Navy at the age of 18 in 1943[/caption]

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Mr Bradshaw said: ‘I hope young ones today can learn from what we went through’[/caption]

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Heartwarming scenes came as well-wishers gathered outside the Oldham care home[/caption]


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