D Day veteran, Ron Davies, honoured by his beloved club...AMIDST all of the excellent coverage to mark the recent 70th Anniversary of D Day, a television interview with D Day veteran, Ron Davies, not only revealed him to be a fantastic character who did so much for his country, but also a keen Saddlers’ supporter!
Upon hearing the news, the club set about the task of tracking the 88 year-old down and on Tuesday afternoon Saddlers’ boss, Dean Smith, and Club Secretary, Daniel Mole, turned up on his doorstep!
The conversation flowed as freely as the cups of tea as a range of subjects were discussed, particularly football, something very close to Ron’s heart.
Mr. Davies also spoke about his war-time memories and showed his guests the collection of medals that are so dear to him.
“Ron is a true hero,” said Dean Smith. “We’re proud of all of our supporters, but the sacrifices that Ron and others like him made during the War must never be forgotten and make him extra special.
“Once he announced his support of The Saddlers on television, there was a real ground-swell for us to track him down and honour him in the correct way.
“We actually managed to find him via his hair-dresser and we decided to go around his house straight away and thank him in person.
“We took along a signed ball, scarf and a club tie, plus Ron and four guests will be given the full VIP treatment at our pre-season friendly with Aston Villa in August. If his legs are up to it, we’d also like to get him out on the pitch at half-time to get the applause that he so richly deserves... although the way he was talking, he still fancies his chances in the team!”
Mr. Davies will be coming along to the stadium soon to select his seat for the season as we honour this very special supporter.
Dean Smith with some of Ron Davies' medals...