OPEN DAY AT THE MEMORIAL 3rd JULY 2022

 

Some pictures of the displays and vehicles at the open day

The Association Tea Tent, at the start of the day The Association Stall

BBC Radio Norfolk 'Treasure Quest' visit our event for a clue and seen here chatting to Lt-Col Copley Smith and Henry Gray of Gray's Stone Carving Studio, who carved the Arboretum Memorial. One of the stalls
Mr. Christopher Page's 'Living History' Display 65 Company RASC Display 3rd Bn, The Royal Anglian Regt Display
Some of the stalls and displays
More stalls St. John's Ambulance
Vintage Vehicle Display
'Pinkie; Landrover 25 pdr Howitzer and Fortson W.O.T 2 in the background Our singer for the day, Mickie Driver from Variety Collective
Presentation by Frances Wyhowska towards the Arboretum Project, to Lt-Col Copley-Smith and Henry Gray Henry Gray, who carved the Arboretum Memorial. demonstrating stone carving Presentation by Christopher Page towards the Arboretum Project  to Lt-Col Copley-Smith 
We were visited by the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, again this year, who were training nearby

 

 

Some pictures of the parade and the service at the memorial
Some of our guests of Honour before the Parade WW2 Veteran from 1/5th Queen's Royal Regiment The Piper leads the Standards to the Parade
Standards approach The Standards take post

 

Inspection of the Parade, by Maj-Gen (Retd) Nanson. Lt-Col Copley-Smith and Maj D Howe
Our Chairman Lt-Col Simon Copley-Smith opening address. Our President Maj-Gen (Retd) Nanson addresses those present The Rev David Hanwell leads the Service of Remembrance
The Exhoraation The Last Post Bill Wells and Mascot Dog Glen during the service

The Standards are lowered for the Two Minute Silence. President Maj-Gen (Retd) Nanson lays a wreath on behalf the Association The RTR Association lay their wreath

Maurice Eke & Fred Squires who have raised money towards the Arboretum Project, lay their wreaths  Other Wreaths are laid

 

Wreaths at the memorial at the end of the service

 

 

 

 

The Association would like to thank Breckland Council for granting approval for the service to be held.

Short video from the event Pipe band leading the parade
Live Stream Video of the Service (Please watch on YouTube)

These and many other photos from the event can be seen on our Facebook in an Album

 

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