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 a scan of the newspaper article.
Article in El Correo. Read the full web item.