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Date Posted: 05:00:53 09/07/10 Tue
The soldier who acted as Winston Churchill's dispatch rider in World War II has been awarded a special medal for his military career
Jimmy Wilde, 89, from Shillingstone, Dorset was awarded the The Royal Signals Institution Medal for Excellence. Mr Wilde delivered the VE Day message – when the Allies accepted Germany’s surrender – from Mr Churchill to King George VI.
Mr Wilde said "I was just doing my job, but I knew what the message was, more or less. The King always got the message before it was broadcast. You got the message, you sat down (on the bike) and away you went with it."
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