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World War II RAF pilot from Spalding meets survivor of Nazi German-occupied Netherlands during emotional Remembrance Day service




A Spalding RAF veteran who was part of a humanitarian mission during World War II has been brought together with a child whose relatives were saved.

Peter Peck (94), of Mendip Close, Spalding, met Cathie Atkinson (82), who was only four when her home country, the Netherlands, was invaded by Nazi Germany in May 1940.

Mr Peck was a member of RAF Bomber Command whose squadrons dropped more than 7,000 tonnes of food supplies over the Netherlands in just ten days, with an additional 4,000 tonnes dropped by the US and Canadian Air Forces.


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