Distinguished Peterborough Second World War veteran passes away

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A war veteran who received the Russian Medal for Valour after fighting in the Second World War has died.

Charles Robert (Bob) Rogers, who died at 2.30am on November 24, served with the British Expeditionary Force in France and was later in the Middle East for almost two years.

He also saw special service in Iraq in 1943.

He took part in ‘Operation Mulligatawny’ in 1943, an operation in the Balkans to arrange the reception of arms behind enemy lines.

He received his medal for valour in 1944 which was later donated to the Royal Signals Museum in Dorset.

Following the end of his service, Bob had been living in Peterborough. After residing at Martin Court in Werrington, he passed away in his sleep at Wentworth Croft Nursing Home in Bretton Gate.

His funeral is being held at 1.30pm on Thursday, 11 December at the Fenland Crematorium, Knights End Road, March.