A World War Two veteran, who attended Sunday’s remembrance service in Bangor, has described how he has not heard from a friend for 75 years and still does not know what happened to him.



John Wintle joined thousands of people around Wales in remembering those who have lost their lives in battles and conflicts.

He told BBC the story of “Lofty Aled” who joined the army at the same time as him and introduced himself with a pillow fight.

Mr Wintle last saw “Lofty” in Antwerp in 1944 and is planning to travel to France to try and find his name on a war memorial there. He said: “I left very good friend behind, when I first joined up he introduced himself to me with a pillow fight!

“The last time I saw him was in in Antwerp in 1944 and I haven’t been able to contact him since.

“I think he was killed during that incursion, but I’m hoping next year when I go over to the memorial in France, I’ll be able to find out if his name is on the monument.

“I will be thinking of him, we go back a long, long way.”