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Mr Len Nadin passed away peacefully on April 25, 2019, at his home in Scalby, Scarborough, aged 98.
Formerly a resident of Barlborough for 80 years, Len enlisted in the RAF, during the Second World War, despite being in a reserved occupation. He trained as a wireless operator/mechanic. To break the monotony of Morse Code translation Len volunteered for an unknown posting which turned out to be in Combined Operations. After training in Scotland, Len participated in many amphibious operations, including the invasions of North Africa, Sicily and Normandy. On D-Day, Len landed early on Sword beach from Lord Mountbatten's command ship, HMS Bulolo, to set up the essential ship-to shore wireless communications. After the war Len found his niche as an electrical fitter at NCB Area Workshops at Markham Colliery, from which he retired in 1984.
Len was active in the Barlborough community, being a Sergeant in the Special Constabulary for many years and former Chairman of Barlborough Labour Party, Barlborough Parish Council and the Clowne Mess of the Fellowship of Service.
In 2013 Len was guest of honour at the dedication of the memorial to Combined Operations Command at the National Memorial Arboretum. In December 2018 the President of France appointed Len to the rank of Chevalier in the Ordre National de la Légion d'honneur in recognition of his involvement in the liberation of France.
Pat, Len's beloved wife of 63 years, died in 2008. Len was the much-loved dad of Nicola and Meryl and a loving father-in-law and granddad.
A funeral service to remember Len's life will take place at Woodlands Crematorium, Scarborough, on Friday May 17, 2019, at 12 noon.
Published in Derbyshire Times on May 9, 2019
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