Fenland salutes its veterans

Presentation of Armed forces veterans badges at St Peter's Church
Presentation of Armed forces veterans badges at St Peter's Church
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FENLAND showed its support for serving personnel and veterans today (Friday) at the annual Armed Forces Day service.

St Peter’s Church in March was packed for the event, which saw veterans receiving lapel badges in recognition of the service they provided to their country.

Presentation of Armed forces veterans badges at St Peter's Church

Presentation of Armed forces veterans badges at St Peter's Church

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Richard Barnwell presented the badges and described it as a “huge honour”.

He said: “It was wonderful to meet so many people. There were five veterans here, all aged over 90. It was wonderful they were all able to march up and collect their badges.”

Two of the veterans who received badges were Denis White (91) and his wife Faith (89), of Wisbech St Mary. Denis served with the 11th Hussars and Royal Army Ordnance Corps, clocking up seven-and-a-half years service. Faith served for four years with the Royal Artillery and Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

Faith said: “It was wonderful, an honour to receive them.”

Presentation of Armed forces veterans badges at St Peter's Church 'Faith White and Denis White

Presentation of Armed forces veterans badges at St Peter's Church 'Faith White and Denis White

Armed Forces Day is being celebrated nationwide tomorrow (Saturday).