Obituaries

Alfredo Emilio Ruíz

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."

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