In 2014 Hugh travelled back to Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the landings. It was the first time he’d been back since landing in Ouistreham as a 24-year-old Lance Corporal.
For Hugh this was a very moving time – especially when he met up with Peter. Peter had been in the same landing craft as Hugh in 1944 and they disembarked onto Sword Beach together – and then they lost touch. It was the first time they’d seen each other since then.
Hugh lives in very sheltered housing in West Lothian. Find out more about our very sheltered housing here.