Prince Harry and his useful powerful initiative Invictus Games astounds people all over the world. Last week, Harry surprised a 102-year-old World War Two veteran with a personal visit.
His Royal Highness Prince Harry publicly thanked the royal for all he had done for service personnel during his brainstorming speech at the Invictus Games ceremony. After the public appearance, Prince Harry paid an unexpected visit to the 102-year-old WWII veteran, Sgt James Norman Baker. Five years ago, Mr Baker met personally with a father of Harry, Prince of Wales, during the royal visit to Canada.
Both men appeared live on a TV screen during a wheelchair rugby match at the 2017 IG to pay tribute to Harry for setting up the competition.
Harry spent a decade in the military service, the grandson of the Queen has two tours of Afghanistan. Last week, a prince was happy to greet personally Sgt Baker, who was in a wheelchair. The story of veteran’s life amazed Prince Harry, showing how strong, brave and cheerful the man can be.
WWII veteran’s life story sounds fantastic to Prince Harry
As WWII Sgt James Norman Baker told Harry his own story, the royal exclaimed: ‘Wow, that’s amazing. Fantastic.’ He then checked that Sgt Baker had a VIP seat for the rest of the wheelchair rugby game.
Sgt Baker, from Toronto, served with the Royal Regiment of Canada for four years. He was originally a company clerk for the regiment and not expected to fight, but saw action shortly after D-Day. Mr Baker landed at Juno Beach six weeks after D-Day and was then part of the Allied Forces who moved through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.