Medals and story of late Second World War hero Eric Deuters on display at March Royal British Legion Club

Major Nigel Spencer MBE RE (right) presenting the medals to Peter Mitchell, branch chairman (left),

Major Nigel Spencer MBE RE (right) presenting the medals to Peter Mitchell, branch chairman (left), and Barry Howlett, branch president (centre). - Credit: Archant

The medals of a late Second World War Two are on display at March Royal British Legion Club.

March Remembrance Day Service and Parade. Eric Deuters. Picture Steve Williams

March Remembrance Day Service and Parade. Eric Deuters. Picture Steve Williams - Credit: Archant

Eric Deuters, of Elm Road, March, served in the Queen’s Own Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), who were part of the rearguard which held up the Germans at Dunkirk in May 1940.

The regiment’s heroic resistance enabled the bulk of the British and some French forces to be evacuated from the French coast.

The Buffs fought until, due to a lack of ammunition, they were forced to surrender and Deuters became a Prisoner of War.

Deuters, who attended Royal Naval Association meetings and was a member of The Royal British Legion Club, died aged 95 in January.


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