Alfredo Emilio Ruíz
1923 San Sebastián - 2008 Barwell, Leicestershire
Mort Birch wrote in the Nuneaton News on 18 June 2008
"VETERANS gathered to pay a special tribute to a man who holds a unique place in British naval history.
They formed a guard-of-honour at the funeral of Alfredo Emilio Ruiz, the only Spaniard to have served in the Royal Navy and the D-Day Landings. …
… His final resting place is a long way from the foothills of the Pyrenees in his homeland, but at the heart of the country he came to love and served with honour."Read the full web item. Read a scan of the newspaper article.
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