Former WW2 commando soldier rewarded

A Swedish-Norwegian pensioner has been hailed by Dutch Queen Beatrix, for his efforts during World War Two. Kjell Skau, 88, was one of the 2000 commando soldiers that retook the Dutch peninsula of Walcheren from the Germans 66 years ago.

He was traced by a Norwegian journalist as being one of the three men in the campaign still alive today. He has been awarded medals from both Norway and the Netherlands, and received a telegram from the Queen Beatrix. He received his medals at a ceremony in his home town of Insjön, in central Sweden, Tuesday.

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