Some pictures of the work the day before the event

Erecting the large Association Tent the day before the Memorial Day

Clearing the tables and chairs

Setting out the tables and chairs

Some of our merchandise 

Some pictures of the displays and vehicles at the open day

Royal British Legion - Watton Branch Army Cadet Force Royal British Legion - Feltwrll Branch
Part of Mr. Christopher Page's 'Memoirs of a Desert Rat' Display Memoirs of a Desert Rat Lowland Rescue
Some of the stalls and displays Association Tent, with History Stand, Assn Stall and Tea/Coff Shop
Vintage Vehicle Display
75mm Pack Howitzer Two Universal Carriers and a MG42 in a replica foxhole in the foreground. Another photo of the Universal Carriers.
An Armoured Personnel Carrier in the woods A few of the Jeeps that have just arrived The Burma Mule Display
The Norwich Pipe Band The Swingtime Sweethearts Time for a catch up.



Some pictures of the parade and the service at the memorial
A piper leads the Standards to the Memorial The Standards advance The Standards stand Sentimal at the Memorial
The Cadets march to the Memorial Parade The parade is inspected by Lt-Col Copley-Smith and Cllr Peter Wilkison A Cadet salutes after receiving a reward.

Chairman Lt-Col Copley-Smith is presented with a model of a Cromwell ARV that the REME would have used here at High Ash Camp, in 1944, by Mr Ian Pateron, Assn Treasurer and Historian, in gratitude for his leadership over the recent years Rev'd David Hanwell leads the service of Remembrance. The Standards are grounded during the Last Post.

The Last Post, sounded by Nick Saker (Dereham Band) Mrs Francis Dinning, Widow of the Assn Founder, lays the first wreath. 

Cllr Peter Wilkison, pays his respects after laying his wreath

Maurice Ekes and Fred Squires lay their wreath Other Wreaths are laid
The Flowers of the Forest, during the wreath laying Major D Howe and a local Mayo lay their wreath. The Standards are lowered during the National Anthem


Wreaths at the memorial at the end of the service


Live Stream Video of the Service (Please watch on YouTube)



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