Harry Billinge MBE, Ambassador & Fundraiser
Harry Billinge landed on Gold Beach at ‘H Hour’, 6.30am on 6 June 1944. He was just 18 and part of the first wave of troops. Harry was a Sapper with the Royal Engineers.
Now in his nineties, Harry has dedicated his life to remembering his friends who never made it home and has raised more than £30K for the Trust, as well as inspiring countless other fundraising endeavours by the public. In March 2019, he was made an MBE and continues to collect at Par Market in his home town of St Austell.
This is Harry Billinge’s D-Day Story, recorded in 2018 at the site of the Memorial and ahead of its construction.