Chatteris Armed Forces Day

Chatteris armed forces day 'Dave Kelley and Leon Jones
Chatteris armed forces day 'Dave Kelley and Leon Jones

CHATTERIS Branch of the Royal British Legion marked Armed Forces Day on Saturday with events in the town.

A service was held at the war memorial attended by 36 people including Warrant Officer McCarty, of RAF Wyton (MBE, BEM) who, together with the branch vice-chairman, Dick Mandley, laid a fresh flower wreath at the memorial.

Chatteris armed forces day 'left to right Lee Bunyard, Geoff Clarke, Lorna Jones, Rob Lake and Leon Jones

Chatteris armed forces day 'left to right Lee Bunyard, Geoff Clarke, Lorna Jones, Rob Lake and Leon Jones

The standard bearers were Geoff Clarke and Jan Baines.

Parade Marshal, Leon Jones, explained to those attending that this was not a memorial service but a support to those men and women who are currently serving their country and risking their lives.

Tea, coffee and cakes were available in the Bricstan Hall together with a raffle and a flower display, donated by DJ’s Garden Centre.

Local greengrocer David Rowe made a donation towards the appeal and a total of £92 was raised for Poppy Appeal.

Chatteris armed forces day 'left to right Molly Hammerton, Betty Howlett, Voula Harding, Brenda Allen, Joyce Mitchell and Sue Harrop

Chatteris armed forces day 'left to right Molly Hammerton, Betty Howlett, Voula Harding, Brenda Allen, Joyce Mitchell and Sue Harrop

• Our pictures were taken by Adam Fairbrother.

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