THE FAMILY of Wrexham's only remaining D-Day veteran are appealing to people to attend a service for Normandy veterans.

Ted Edwards, 94, is the only living Normandy veteran left in Wrexham, and his granddaughter Sam Roberts is appealing for support of the public this Remembrance Sunday.

Every Remembrance Sunday, a small service for D-Day, arguably the most important invasion in modern history, veterans is held at the Normandy Memorial stone next to the cenotaph at Bodhyfryd.

Last year, Mr Edwards was accompanied with fellow Normandy veteran veteran Dennis Young, who sadly passed away recently.

And Sam Roberts wants members of the public to come down and show their support this Sunday.

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Ted Edwards - Wrexham's only remaining D-Day veteran

The special service will be held at 10am, an hour before the main Remembrance Service, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Mrs Roberts said: "He's the only living Normandy veteran left, and I think it'd be brilliant if we saw some people come down to attend and show their support.

"It'd mean the world to Ted to see people there to pay their respects to what he and countless other men did for our country."

Mr Roberts, who lives in Caia Park, spoke of his enduring memories of that fateful day on June 6, 1944.

He said: "“I remember being in Clacton-on-Sea in the days leading up to it and we got the call to start moving out at about two in the morning.

“We were a bit apprehensive obviously because we didn’t know what was in front of us. That was the worst part of it. If you know what’s in front of you, you’re more prepared for it.

"I was on board a medical ship. Those in front of us had gone in ok. But when it was our turn to drive off, a couple of the trucks got stuck in the sand.

Luckily there were a couple of tanks available and they managed to pull us out and then we just carried on.

“When we got there, you don’t think about the danger, you only think about that after. We were lucky.”