Thursday, 14 June 2012

Pendle War Veteran To Judge Competition

Popular World War 2 veteran Roy Hardacre (in photo), from Fence has agreed to be one of the judges for this year's War Poetry competition.

Roy joined the RAF in 1939 after the outbreak of World War 2 and served in West Africa and the Middle East.  His father fought in the First World War.

On his appointment to the panel of judges, Roy said: "I am really pleased to have been asked to judge this competition. I enjoy reading and think that anything that encourages people to be creative is a good idea - especially if they can show an appreciation  of wider things going on in the world."

The War Poetry Competition is a good opportunity to remember the sacrifces that have been made and continue to be made to this day."