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Octavia Hill Birthplace House, Wisbech. Unveiling of memorial to Flt Sgt Charles Cox ANL-140812-084441009
Octavia Hill Birthplace House, Wisbech. Unveiling of memorial to Flt Sgt Charles Cox ANL-140812-084441009

A FenlandSecond World War hero who took part in a daring mission to remove vital German radar components has been honoured with a memorial.

Flt Sgt Charles Cox received the Military Medal and was mentioned in dispatches for his role in Operation Biting, a 1942 raid on a German radar station in Bruneval, France.

With bullets whizzing around his ears, Charles, who was regarded as one of the best radar mechanics in the country, ripped components from the Wurzburg station, which were needed for analysis and later helped to create mobileradar units for the D-Day Landings.



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