Danish embassy honour for Kildare war hero Joe Woods

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Niamh O'Donoghue

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Danish embassy honour for Kildare war hero Joe Woods

Joe receiving his honour

On May 8 on the 74th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, Mr Martin Ellehøj, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission and Ms Line Lehmann Lin of the Royal Danish Embassy in Ireland presented the Danish Liberation Memorial Silver Medal to 98-year-old WW2 veteran Mr Joe Woods, late RAFR.

The presentation, which was arranged by his good friend Tony O’Connor, took place in Newbridge. RBL ROI Chairman Brian Duffy and the Standards of Republic of Ireland District and the Midlands Counties and Kildare Branch were present for the occasion. Mr Woods, who served in the Royal Air Force Regiment during World War II, is well known and liked about the town of Newbridge. He was with the first British Forces to liberate Denmark in 1945.