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IN PICTURES- Droitwich's Falklands memorial

Droitwich Editorial 18th Jun, 2022   0

DROITWICH paid tribute to those who served in the Falklands War during a service last Saturday morning at the town’s War Memorial.

It began with opening remarks from the Droitwich Royal British Legion branch chair Alan Humphries, who recalled his experiences watching events unfold on television.

Paying their respects. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2422001MMR8 copyright Bullivant Media

He also paid tribute to the people who came back with the ‘mental and physical scars that they still carry’ including people from Droitwich who fought in the war.

This was followed by prayers and reflections from Rev Nigel Byard, before a poem ‘For the Fallen’ was read out.

This was followed by the last post, the exhortation and a minute’s silence.

The laying of the wreaths was led by branch president Tony Hall, Alan Humphries, Coun Richard Morris and ex-serviceman Vince Williams.

Coun Morris then addressed those who had gathered for the service.

Coun. Richard Morris recounts the time of the Falklands War. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2422001MMR5 copyright Bullivant Media

This service was one of many to have taken place across Worcestershire over the past few days to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War.

Wreaths are layed in memory of thse who lost their lives in the Falklands. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2422001MMR6 copyright Bullivant Media

Alan said: “The service went very well, there was a fair turnout and it was a reflection of the community of Droitwich.

“The memorial services over the last week have been a fitting tribute to the people that served lost their lives during the conflict and it’s great they can be recognised and remembered in this way.”

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