The daughter of an American soldier who was based at Greenham Common in the Second World War is making the ‘pilgrimage’ to the former airbase for a memorial service next month.
Pauline Natividad was reunited with her dad Paul after many years apart before he died two years ago.
Paul was one of thousands of Allied troops preparing for the invasion of occupied Europe in June 1944, which saw General Dwight D. Eisenhower drive up from Portsmouth to meet men of the 101st Airborne Division.
An open air service is being held at the American memorial in Greenham Business Park at 11am on September 9, coinciding with the Greenham 100 Years of War and Peace celebrations the same weekend.
Pauline said: “I am delighted to have been asked to read a lesson during the service.
“For me, it’s like being able to thank my dad for being my dad and for what he and all his comrades did for us.”
The service will be led by Royal British Legion padre the Rev Keri Eynon, before a convoy of military vehicles leaves the business park at around 11.45am to Newbury RBL in Pelican Lane.
All are welcome to attend.