A D Day veteran has been forced to move into a hostel after being evicted from his home.
Alfred Guenigault, 98, who landed at Pegasus Bridge as allied troops stormed Normandy in 1944, lived in his Dorset bungalow for seven-years.
He lived with his 66-year-old daughter Deb Dean and son-in-law Bernard until his landlord sent out a no fault eviction notice.
The trio cannot afford rising rental prices and turned to the local council for support but they were told there is a six to 12 month wait.
Alfred Guenigault's daughter Deb Dean
Guenigault, who became a London taxi driver after receiving France’s Legion D’Honneur award, told GB News: “I can’t see a future. I’ve got nothing to look forward to.”
He continued: “There’s no lower price accommodation. Anything other than this is the cemetery.”
The Operation Neptune hero added: “I’m still proud of my country, King and country, I’m proud of them and I always will be.”
The frail pensioner and his family were paying £1,300 a month to rent the bungalow but it now costs £2,000 to rent a similar house in Ferndown.
Guenigault’s daughter Deb also spoke about the situation.
Speaking to GB News, she said: “We’ve had quite a few offers from quite a few people saying they can put us up in a hotel but if we do that then the council will just wipe our hands of it, they won’t house us at all.
“We’ve been offered holidays to give my dad a little break.
“However, I understand from the council we are not allowed to leave.
Alfred Guenigault, 98, who landed at Pegasus Bridge as allied troops stormed Normandy in 1944
“If we go on holiday then we will not be able to come back into here.”
The family have also claimed the 98-year-old’s treatment falls short of the Government’s Armed Forces Covenant.
The legislation enshrines in law the nation’s moral duty to take care of former servicemen.
Guenigault, who has prostate and skin cancer, signed up to join the war effort as a teenager.
He is also immobile after breaking his right hip last year.
Guenigault, who has prostate and skin cancer, signed up to join the war effort as a teenager
Christchurch Tory MP Christopher Chope voiced his concern with the situation facing his constituent.
He said: “The Government is finding an enormous amount of money to pay for asylum seekers to live on a barge at Portland with lots of costs to Dorset Council, yet the concerns of local people seem to be relegated down the pecking order which is a just cause for public anger.”
In a statement, Dorset Council said: “Following eviction by his landlord, Dorset Council have provided him and his family with temporary accommodation to prevent them from being homeless.
“The council will work with the family to help find suitable housing.
“We will continue to offer the family practical help and support in the interim”