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Bromsgrove service remembers the fallen of Burma
10:30am Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
The annual service at Bromsgrove Burma Star Memorial, remembering those who served in the campaign, took place on Saturday. Ref:s
PEOPLE came from across the country for the annual service at Bromsgrove’s Burma Star Memorial on Saturday, (August 17).
Each year the Bromsgrove branch of the Burma Star Association holds the Victory in Japan commemoration service to mark the surrender of Japan, which effectively led to the end of the Second World War.
This year's parade and service was attended by 90 people, while 18 Regimental and British Legion standards were on parade including Burma Star standards.
Two standards from the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Associations also paraded, honouring members of the 2nd and 7th Battalions of the Worcestershire Regiment that fought in Burma.
Seven veterans from the Burma 14th Army attended, as well as families remembering their loved ones who participated in the campaign.
The service, held at the Crown Close Memorial, was conducted by Padre Canon Graham Lyall of Worcester.
Within the service the Reverend Tom Atfield, the Curate of St John’s Church, gave special prayers for serving men and women currently on operations around the world.
Bromsgrove District Council’s civic head Councillor Helen Jones laid a wreath of behalf of the authority. Wreaths were also laid by Roy Hodge, honorary president of the Bromsgrove Burma Star Association and Pam Stubbs of the Birmingham Association of Far East Prisoners of War.
Royal Marine Cadet Sergeant Claire Cardus, from TS Kingfisher - the Redditch and Bromsgrove Sea Cadets, gave a bugle rendition of the Last Post and Reveille.
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