Royal honour for Jewish WWII veteran
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Mordaunt Cohen appointed MBE for services to education

A 101-year-old war veteran has been appointed MBE for services to education about World War Two.

Mordaunt Cohen, from Sunderland, joined the British Army after hearing about the plight of Jewish people in Nazi Germany.

He served in Burma (now Myanmar) with 251 West African Heavy Anti-Aircraft Unit, commanding Nigerian volunteers.

After the war he became chairman of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen, and worked to ensure the memory of the thousands of Jewish soldiers who served in the British Army was not forgotten.

  • 01 Jun 2018