This is Mr Les Cherrington.
He’s a 99 year old WW2 Veteran.
He was advancing in his Sherman tank during the North African campaign when he took a direct hit from an 88mm gun knocking Les out and killing all his friends.
After coming to some time later,
Les, severely burned and arm almost completely severed climbed through the hatch through the acrid smoke and was shot 3 times in the back.
Les was woken the next day when a New Zealand soldiers hit him with a shovel thinking he was dead.Les was not, and he remembers the event as though it was yesterday.
It was an honour to take this photograph of Les and I now consider him a friend.