Remembering the fallen in Aldwick

Aldwick Remembrance   Photo by Kate Shemilt ks1500571-5
Aldwick Remembrance Photo by Kate Shemilt ks1500571-5

TWO minutes silence was respected at 11am in Aldwick on Wednesday at a service to commemorate armistice day.

Some 100 people gathered around the war memorial to honour those from the parish who lost their lives fighting for their country.

Among those present at the Millennium Gardens was veteran David Allen,

Mr Allen, 73, of Sussex Drive, spent seven years in the Middlesex Yeomanry signal unit in the late sixties.

He said: “There are a lot of fellows who couldn’t be here.

“We give them and their families our support and this is show we value the freedom they fought for.”

The service was held by Aldwick Parish Council. Its chairman, Cllr Lillian Richardson, laid the first of three poppy wreaths at the memorial.

“As usual, this was a very moving occasion,” she said. “This event is really important - not only for those who lost their lives in conflicts but to give people the chance in their busy lives to think about those who are in the forces now.”

The prayers were led by the Rev David Makepeace and the Last Post was played by Alf Hughes.

At the Bognor Regis war memorial, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School pupils laid a wreath at another service to mark November 11.

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