British war hero Wilf Oldham has died aged 101. He was part of the Airborne Border Regiment during WW2, which fought in the infamous Battle of Arnhem, later turned into the famous film A Bridge Too Far. The battle, in which Oldham lost several schoolfriends, affected him badly for decades, and he only returned to Holland in the late 80s for the 45th anniversary of the battle. From then on, he was a regular attendant at Arnhem services and became as popular in the Dutch city as a veteran as he was in his home area of Lancashire. Despite a heart attack in 2020, he lived long enough to witness Vitesse Arnhem embarrass Tottenham Hotspur in this years Europa Conference League, and the Dutch football club paid tribute to a man who had toured Dutch schools to talk about the war, and who won an MBE in 2000 for improving UK/Dutch diplomatic relations. He was a unique pick for Centaurians.
28 August 1920 – 27 November 2021