Leonard was born in 1925 and joined the Royal Corps of Signals in 1942 at the age of seventeen.
He was in the Air Formation Signals and communicated with the RAF Second Tactical Air Force. Leonard landed on Gold Beach on D-Day+20 and travelled through Normandy. He went home on leave and was then posted to Egypt for the big battle at El Alamein.
Leonard landed on the beaches of Normandy and finished up on the beaches of the Baltic.
He was demobbed in 1946. Leonard enjoyed his time in the army but was glad to leave as he had a good job waiting for him. He joined the police force, got married and had two children, a boy and a girl, and retired as a Superintendent.
Print taken from the book ‘A TIME TO FIGHT Living and Remembering WWII’