HERO of the MONTH

HERO OF THE MONTH

Sergeant William Arthur Pickering MM

Bill Pickering spent a quite extraordinary three months behind enemy lines fighting alongside partisans towards the end of the Second World War having been parachuted into northern Italy in February 1945. It was outstanding and sustained bravery that not only saw him decorated with the Military Medal (MM) but that also, indirectly, resulted in him having a near 70-year marriage to an Italian woman.

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