Remembrance in Burghfield

 

We assembled at 10 am to march to St Mary’s Church.  We laid our wreaths on the War Memorial in the Churchyard. A Chinook flew past from the local RAF base.

We went into Church for the 11am silence and the service.

The most moving part of the service was when they read out the names of 37 men who died in the Great War from the parish, and extinguished candles in their memory.

I would like to thank the clergy of St Mary’s, Burghfield Royal British legion, and all the uniformed services represented at the memorial ceremony. I also pay tribute to Mark Shaw Brookman for commanding the parade, and to John Steeds for receiving the salute on the march past.  The community was well represented, and the occasion a memorable one for all involved.

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