The Ambler

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Remembrance Day 2011

C Hedley N.F. and Peter Keen

Sunday November 13th saw one of the best attended Remembrance Day parades in Amble for quite a long time. It was an honour to have  Mr C Hedley (Northumberland Fusiliers,) our last remaining Far East Prisoner of War representative, laying the FEPOW wreath with Peter Keen.

In attendance for first time were the Amble Girl Guides. The three girls laying their wreath won the hearts of the Vets and others – their Guide
 

Salute to the memorial was very impressive WELL DONE GIRLS!

I think that the significance of the initial laying order of the wreaths must be mentioned; the Royal British Legion and FEPOW were followed by the Royal Navy and RAF, then the Veterans Associations; 15/19th Kings Royal Hussars, Northern Ireland Veterans and South Atlantic Medal associations, followed by the Army Cadets and Girl Guides, all signifying the past, the present and the future generations!

A trumpeter to sound the Last Post meant so much, Sir, thank you! To our three lady Padres,  our Parade Marshal Sgt Hedley ACF and our town council clerk –  a good service professionally executed! Amble you did your fallen proud. To all who were responsible a big thank you.
My Regiment’s Motto is MEREBIMUR  which means We Shall Be Worthy, – today Amble was worthy! We will remember them.


Peter Proctor-Cannon

15/19th The Kings Royal Hussars

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