A BLIND veteran from Oxfordshire is set to march at The Cenotaph in London this Remembrance Sunday with the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Ken Cook, 94, from Watlington, will be in London as part of the national Remembrance Sunday commemorations with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

This year the commemorations are particularly significant as the nation marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Mr Cook said: “In 1942 I signed up, did my bit and I’ve had the greatest of respect for all servicemen and women ever since. This will be my first time marching at The Cenotaph and it’ll be the most important day I will have had for a long, long time.”

Mr Cook joined the Royal Navy in 1942. He took part in various missions during the Second World War, including the invasion of Anzio in 1944. Despite being attacked by aircraft on countless occasions, he made it through the war unharmed and left the Navy in 1946.

He lost his sight much later in life due to macular degeneration and has relied on the help of Blind Veterans UK, founded more than 100 years ago to support those blinded in the First World War.

Now, the charity supports veterans regardless of when they served or how they lost their sight.