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Roy Pitcher

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Roy Pitcher has supported the Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (UK) since its inception in 2009, providing a 'welcoming party' at Cambridge Services on behalf of the Royal British Legion along with an 'honour party' for the arrival of bikes at Madingley Cemetery.

His son wrote: Like most of his generation he only talked about his experiences late in life when quizzed by myself. For example, we only then learnt that on the day my elder brother, his first child, was born, Pop was lent a motorbike to travel from his unit to the hospital for a brief visit in the morning.  Then back to camp at lunch time to get on the lorries that same afternoon to take him to Southsea on the way to Normandy, sailing over that night, zig-zagging to avoid the U-boats and being careful not to hit the sides of the LCT in case the sounds were picked up by the subs. 

I simply don't know how they did it, which is why I am so grateful to groups like yours which still remember them, and all the others from too many conflicts. I was very proud to march beside a couple of your bikers last year and this on the 11th Nov at Ieper.