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A remarkable D-Day veteran is finishing off landscaping his garden - at the age of 101.<br />
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Sub Lieutenant Roy Cooper, who served on board a Royal Navy minesweeper during the Allied invasion of Europe, first dug a 23ft by 13ft by 7ft pond in eight hour stints, laying 1,000 bricks in the process.<br />
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He then fitted it with a filtration system and built a wooden footbridge above it from which he can admire his koi carp.<br />
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Now, he is building a 8ft by 6ft wooden shed in the corner of the garden, and he is turning his garage into an annex.<br />
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Roy, who lives in a detached house in Marnhull, Dorset, is thought to be the oldest surviving Royal Navy officer to take part in the invasion.