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D-Day veteran gets royal thank-you

PUBLISHED: 17:28 05 May 2010 | UPDATED: 11:41 23 August 2010

A D-DAY veteran who has been giving advice to residents for nearly 30 years has been given a royal thank you. Stan Bond, 86, met Anne the Princess Royal on Tuesday as one of just 100 national Citizen Advice Bureaux long-standing volunteers chosen to cele

A D-DAY veteran who has been giving advice to residents for nearly 30 years has been given a royal thank you.

Stan Bond, 86, met Anne the Princess Royal on Tuesday as one of just 100 national Citizen Advice Bureaux long-standing volunteers chosen to celebrate the organisation's 70th birthday.

He was joined by his Gravesend CAB colleague Terry Wood at St James Palace after being chosen from the organisation's 21,000 national volunteers.

A retired accountant, Mr Bond has been long-time chairman of the branch, and has clocked up 26 years helping out there.

The father-of-three, who has three grandchildren and one great-grandchild, lives with his wife of 64 years, Muriel, in Artillery Row, Gravesend. Friend Peter Read said: "He is a really super, lovely man and so proud of this. He has time for everyone and has done a lot of voluntary work."

Mr Bond was involved in D-Day plus One with the Royal Engineers and Mr Read took him to commemorations in 2008.

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