I am sorry I cannot Discover How to make these a Full Page….Must be getting on in age. A wet Windy Wonderful Memorial Service.
Now the laying of the wreaths at Goring on Sea. Despite Gale force winds and rain people showed up to honour Canada’s fallen. The senior official to attend was the Deputy Mayor of the city of Worthing Michael Donin a born and bred Canadian;
Also in attendance my old friend and fellow Veteran Paul Pereux a man whom I served with on Royal Flights and others while in 437(T) Sqn.
The lady that organised this ceremony Mrs Chris Vowles is the widow of Chris Vowles
The man who fought long and hard to have this monument erected and consecrated. Finally completed in 2013. He sadly passed away in September 2014. Bravo Zulu Chris and on behalf of Canadian veterans THANK YOU.
There were a couple of Canadians in the crowd and a retired Guardsman from the Coldstream Guards. His father was a Canadian Soldier during WW2 . A member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Poignantly he knew that Cpl Cirillo killed by the Jihadi Lunatic in Ottawa was from his Father’s Regiment.
Despite the rain and winds the ceremony was touching, a thank you to Padre Art Turnbull a Canadian Chaplain for the prayer of remembrance he wrote for this occasion. Thank You Padre and Brother Apprentice, fellow Army Cook.