Those who serve

Saturday, June 29, is Armed Forces Day and we will be meeting in Blackmore Gardens (by the Tribute) at 1pm to show our respect and support of the Armed Forces of the Crown, whether they be at sea, on land or in the air.

It is also our opportunity to show our very real concern for the young men and women who have suffered grievous bodily harm in the course of their duties, and whose lives will have changed radically as a result of their injuries.

Armed Forces Day will be particularly poignant this year in light of the horrific incident in Woolwich last month, and thereby emphasises this opportunity to show our wholehearted support for those that serve and bear the risk.

For those that believe, as I do, that we should give our Armed Forces all the moral support we can, please come along to the Blackmore Gardens at 1pm on Saturday, June 29.

We will be led by the Reverend Robin Laird who, from his years of service as an army chaplain, knows full well how important it is to young people, away on duty, to know they have the full support of those at home.

For those that wish to do so, and have a ticket, there is lunch afterwards at the War Memorial Club for the very modest price of £2.

Kim Smith

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President of the Royal British Legion in Sidmouth