Saturday 26 June 2021 A Veterans and Reflections Servicewas held on Armed Services Day with Reverend Alison Newman leading the service. The Chapel was as full as possible with places allocated according to Government Rules. The veterans attended were Alec Borrie, Peter Lemon, Len Sheppard and Harry Winters. They took part in the service and gave special memories of their experiences of the War. Two veterans unable to be with us were Anne Galley and John Clarke . Anne's memory of a heavy night of bombing at Biggin Hill was read and John Clarke's rendering of The D - Day Dodgers was played. Friends, relatives, volunteers, congregation members and others who had died in the last 2 years were remembered.
We were very pleased that Miss Clare Jones was able to be there and she sang hymns and songs accompanied by our excellent musician David Thorne on the organ and piano.
A beautiful flower display was arranged and given by Barbara Hodges, a Friend and Museum Volunteer.
Afterwards the Veterans and their escorts were treated to lunch in the cafe while being entertained with live Forties songs. The service is available to read by clicking below.