Roly Armitage

Battle of Normandy and Second World War veteran Roly Armitage shares how he joined the army during his second year of high school, aged 17. He also recounts a variety of memorable anecdotes from his time in France and Holland with the 3rd Medium Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. He was wounded south of Caen in late July 1944 and made a life-long friend of Freddy Heineken, the Dutch brewer, in war-torn Holland.