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WWII veteran who helped capture an Enigma machine joins Armed Forces Day celebrations at Bletchley Park

| June 30, 2016
World War II veteran Arnold Hargreaves with Milton Keynes Mayor Steve Coventry and Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council, Val Letheren.

World War II veteran Arnold Hargreaves with Milton Keynes Mayor Steve Coventry and Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council, Val Letheren.

Bletchley Park, the world famous wartime code breaking centre, was the venue of Buckinghamshire’s Armed Forces Day last weekend.

Hundreds of members of the armed forces and their families enjoyed the celebrations which included a military band, swing music and croquet as well as the opportunity to tour the historic centre.

Joining them was World War II veteran Arnold Hargreaves, 98, the sole surviving crew member of an HMS Bulldog boarding party that in 1941 captured a Nazi U-boat and an Enigma code machine.

Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher said: ‘It has been a wonderful weekend of entertainment and celebration in support of our Armed Forces and their families and we very much look forward to next year’s event.

Next year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations in Buckinghamshire will be held on Saturday 17th June 2017 at Aylesbury Rugby Club.

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