"He was a great man and a great father in law. Mission complete, fall out."
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The service heard how, in 2009, his proudest moment came when he was honoured by the French nation for the part he played in the D Day landings and for his work for the veterans since the war.
Following the war, he became a founding member of the Normandy Veterans' Association and was secretary and chairman of Derby No 4 branch.
During his eulogy, Mr Wood told how Mr Fox set up a business with his father, George G. Fox and Sons Automobile and General Inquiries, in King Street after the war.
and his job was to service and repair vehicles. He Nike Lebron James 12
Mr Wood told the congregation: "Having received, over the years, many medals for his bravery and achievements, the medal he was most proud of receiving was the Legion d'Honneur, which he was awarded in 2009.
"His involvement with the association allowed him to travel throughout Europe and revisit most, if not all, of the war anniversaries including ones in France and Holland."
This afternoon, as standards were lowered at his graveside and the Last Post was played, the 94 year old Normandy veteran was remembered as a former RAF man who was handed France's top medal.
Mr Fox's Union Flag draped coffin was brought into the church to Vera Lynn's wartime classic, We'll Meet Again. The poem, Where Poppies Grow, by Daphne Hutchins, was read during the service.
But amid the deserved accolades after all this was a man who landed on the beaches on Northern France just three days after D Day there was also time for light heartedness and humour.
went to France as the RAF looked to take over airfields once occupied by the Germans.
Born and raised in Derby, he landed on Juno Beach three days after D Day with Canadian troops.
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IT seemed only fitting that "brave and great" Derby man Oliver Fox was buried in the shadow of a war memorial next to his loving wife of 55 years, Blanche.
'as an old soldier, your wife Blanche is calling you and as an old soldier that's an order to go to Blanche' and later that evening he died.
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Standards from regiments from the Army, Navy and Air Force fluttered in beautiful sunshine to welcome the coffin of Mr Fox, of Darley Abbey, to the church.
He was presented with France's most prestigious military award, the Legion of Honour, along with nine other D Day veterans, when he was in France in 2009 for the 65th anniversary Nikeid Kyrie 1 celebrations of the historic Second World War operation.
Following a 30 minute service at St Matthew's Church, in Darley Abbey, Mr Fox's coffin left to go to his burial to "Who Do You Think You are Kidding Mr Hitler?" the famous Dad's Army theme.
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