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20 AUG

Father and son delve into grandfather’s wartime past

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A Moorlands man has said he is “chuffed” that his late father has been the focus for a commemorative video regarding VJ Day. Levison Wood Snr, who lives in Forsbrook, joined his explorer and author son Levison Wood Jnr, for the filming of the ‘Levison Wood: My Grandfather's War’ which was aired online on the National Army Museum website at the weekend.

A Moorlands man has said he is “chuffed” that his late father has been the focus for a commemorative video regarding VJ Day.

Levison Wood Snr, who lives in Forsbrook, joined his explorer and author son Levison Wood Jnr, for the filming of the ‘Levison Wood: My Grandfather’s War’ which was aired online on the National Army Museum website last weekend.

The video, which is part of the National Army Museum’s ‘VJ75: Never Forgotten Series.’, delves into the late Levison Wood’s wartime service in Burma through family memorabilia and National Army Museum archives.

He served with 2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers during the Second World War, taking part in the long and gruelling campaign in Burma.

Levison Wood Snr told the Times & Echo: “I was chuffed that they decided to look into my father’s wartime history.

He was an ordinary tommy who served in an extraordinary time.”

The ‘Levison Wood: My Grandfather’s War’ video is available to view online at www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/levison-wood-my-grandfathers-war.

Levison Wood Snr joined in on the VJ Day commemorative events in Cheadle on Saturday (August 15).

TO see pictures of VJ Day Commemorative events across our area, see page six of this week’s paper.

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