Always pleasing to get an official invitation. And so it was that I attended yesterday’s Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance at St Michael’s, Camberley, and thence to the War Memorial on London Road.
The service at St Michael’s was led by Rev Bruce Nicole, ably assisted by Monsignor Richard Madders, and Rev Andrew Knowles. Notable at this year’s service were the reading out of the names of service personnel who died in 1915 and are listed on Camberley’s war memorial. Surrey Heath Museum volunteers and its curator Gillian Barnes Riding were thanked in the service for their work in researching the names.
Also notable were the members of the family of Garth Neville Walford VC who were in attendance to acknowledge the commemorative stone placed in the pavement in front of the war memorial.
It was good to be in the company of so many military cadets. The Corps of Drums of Surrey Army Cadets led the parade from St Michael’s to the war memorial. I met them after the service in the car park at Surrey Heath council offices, and invited them in for tea and cake – they didn’t need a second invitation. Also in the parade in large number of Air Cadets – of which there seem to be more each year. I caught them and the Army Cadets marching away from the council offices.
Here’s my photo record of the afternoon’s event [Click on image to expand]