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Betty Aileen Ayres (nee Pantling) and Albert Edward Ayres, he was always called Burt. They married during the war in 1943 in St Marks Church, Belgrave, Leicester.

Burt served in the Royal Artillery before joining the parachute regiment. his unit was 156 Battalion 2 para, and he rose to the rank of Sgt. He was based at Somerby, near Melton. He took part in Operation Market Garden & jumped into Arnhem in 1944. He was one of four in his company that made it home out of 120.

Betty was in the land army during the war and was mainly based in the Kibworth area, working on farms in the area where required, it was during this time that Burt & Betty married in 1943.


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Betty and Burt Ayres's wedding photos

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Betty & Albert Ayres

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Ella Ayres

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Great Grandparents

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Shared at Leicester Central Library, Leicestershire on 9 September 2023.

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95041 | LEI007