Forces veteran 'sad to have said goodbye to 40 mates'

A forces veteran has said it was "a sad thing" to discover he was the only one left at a reunion lunch.

Les Brown, 90, from Maldon in Essex, served in the Army and merchant navy, and has lost most of his sight.

He is a member of the Blind Veterans UK charity and recently attended a lunch at a barracks, where he used to meet up with 40 of his friends.

He said: "I sat in the corner and found I was on my own. That means there's 40 mates there I've said goodbye to in the past and they're gone now and it's a sad thing."

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