Enigma veteran joins Bletchley Park armed forces celebrations

  |  Published: Jun 30th 2016

Bletchley Park, the world famous wartime codebreaking centre was the venue of Buckinghamshire’s Armed Forces Day this weekend as hundreds of members of the armed forces and their families enjoyed the celebrations which included a military band, swing music and croquet as well as the opportunity to tour the historic centre. 


Joining them was World War II veteran Arnold Hargreaves, 98, the sole surviving crew member of an HMS Bulldog boarding party that in 1941 captured a Nazi u-boat and an Enigma code machine.

Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher said: “It has been a wonderful weekend of entertainment and celebration in support of our Armed Forces and their families and we very much look forward to next year’s event.”

Next year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations will be held on Saturday 17 June at Aylesbury Rugby Club.

Val Letheren (Chairman), Keith McLean (Mayor) and veteran Arnold Hargreaves
Val Letheren (Chairman), Keith McLean (Mayor) and veteran Arnold Hargreaves
Val Letheren (Chairman) and Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher (Lord Lieutenant) with Wycombe Steel Orchestra
Val Letheren (Chairman) and Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher (Lord Lieutenant) with Wycombe Steel Orchestra
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