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Fri 11 Nov 2016

Armistice Day

EX-SERVICEMEN, residents, councillors and pupils from Clarendon School gathered in Trowbridge today (Friday, November 11) to honour those who have died in wars for Armistice Day.


A two-minute silence was observed at 11am at Trowbridge War Memorial in the town park, where pupils from Clarendon School joined veterans and members of the Royal British Legion.


Brian Flinn, of the RAF Police Association, was one of four standard-bearers at the service.


He said: “It was a nice, short service well observed by a good amount of people.



“I wasn’t at last year’s service but I’m led to believe there were more people this year which is encouraging.


“Days like today are so important as they ensure that we remember all of the sacrifices which have been made in both the two world wars and other conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan.


“It was reassuring to see pupils from schools across Trowbridge at the service along with veterans and members of the Royal British Legion."


At the BUPA run Trowbridge Oaks Care Home in West Ashton Road, residents and veterans also paid their respects.


Ray Horan, who works at the care home, said: "We organised this event because not everyone in the care home is able to travel to the memorial.


"It was a lovely occassion and so nice to see young and old paying their respects together."



17 hrs ago / Robin Murray , Reporter /  RobinNewsWilts