29/10/2014- Latest News

(Source: BBC NEWS)

Nicholas Winton honoured by the Czechs for saving children from the Nazis

Sir Nicholas said he was “delighted” that so many of the children he helped were able to attend the ceremony.

He was 29 when he arranged trains to take the children out of occupied Czechoslovakia and for foster families to meet them in London.

The 105-year-old was given the Order of the White Lion by the Czech President during a ceremony at Prague Castle.  In a speech, he thanked the British people who gave the children homes.

He said; “I want to thank you all for this enormous expression of thanks for something which happened to me nearly 100 years ago – a 100 years is a heck of a long time.”

The full article is available on the BBC News website here.

An extremely keen and well decorated fencer, Sir Nicholas along with his brother, Bobby, devised the popular regional team event known as the Winton Cup.  They started the tournament in 1950 as a senior team event and now there are seperate events for cadets and veterans.

British Fencing congratulates Sir Nicholas for this well deserved honour.

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