By Darren Boyle for MailOnline
Published: 13:52 GMT, 8 November 2019 | Updated: 13:54 GMT, 8 November 2019
A D-Day veteran appeared on Breakfast TV this morning and was clearly emotional when he was shown footage of a D-Day memorial he had helped fundraise.
Harry Billinge, 93, was a Sapper with the Royal Engineers when he was one of the first men ashore at Gold Beach at 6.30am on June 6, 1944.
Mr Billinge, who has raised £22,442 while collecting for the Normandy Memorial Trust near his home on St Austell high street.