On February 25, at the Juno Beach Centre the DRAC (Direction régionale des affaires culturelles de Normandie) organized a gathering to transfer the bracelet of Gunner Fox to Denis Renaud, who came especially from Canada to collect the bracelet, and bring it back home to return it to Harry Fox’s family.
The event took place in the presence of Claude Le Potier (Inter-Regional Director of Inrap) and Hugo Lainé (Normandie Aménagement) who presented the circumstances of the discovery as part of archeological digs prior to the construction of houses. Vincent Tessier explained the context of the discovery of the bracelet (historical reminder and description of the digging site) before Denis Renaud shared the research which allowed him to identify the owner of the bracelet. His methodology now makes a valuable case study for this archaeology teacher at the University of Ottawa.
The meeting was also educational for a group of French Navy Military Preparation youth who attended with their Commander and Managers.The Mayor of Fleury-sur-Orne was represented by Mrs. Orelbec and many people who took part in the digging also cam to attend.
Thank you to Cyrille Billard of the DRAC. Our very warm wishes to the family of Harry Fox who were with us in spirit.
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