OPEN DAY AT THE MEMORIAL 16th JUNE 2013

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Some pictures of the displays and vehicles at the open day

Collection of vintage military Land Rovers on display

More Land Rovers

Another part of vintage military Land Rovers display

Collection of vintage military Land Rovers on display

More Land Rovers

Another part of vintage military Land Rovers display

Vintage vehicle displays

Light Truck

Collection of Jeeps

Vintage vehicle displays

Light Truck

Collection of Jeeps

One of our regular exhibitors

Post WW2 vehicles

One of our regular exhibitors

Post WW2 vehicles

More modern transport in use at the open day!

Refreshments tent, which was well visited.

More modern transport in use at the open day!

Refreshments tent, which was well visited.

 

Some pictures of the parade and the service at the memorial

 

(Video Clips available below)

 

Getting ready!

Time for a quick chat before the ceremony begins

Rev Davin Hanwell chats to a dignitory and two WAAF's who later entertained the visiitors with some find singing.

Getting ready!

Time for a quick chat before the ceremony begins

Rev Davin Hanwell chats to a dignitory and two WAAF's who later entertained the visiitors with some find singing.

The parade starts to form up. The route of the parade, looking back from the memorial. Veterans and the grandson of a recently departed veteran by the memorial.
The parade starts to form up. The route of the parade, looking back from the memorial. Veterans and the grandson of a recently departed veteran by the memorial.
The veterans enjoy a chat with serving officers. The parade approaches Led by a motorcycle outrider.
The veterans enjoy a chat with serving officers. The parade approaches Led by a motorcycle outrider.
901 Troop RM Cadet Band lead the Parade Royal British Legion Standards in the parade. Detachment from the Royal Tank Regiment.

901 Troop RM Cadet Band lead the Parade

Royal British Legion Standards in the parade.

Detachment from the Royal Tank Regiment.

The parade arrives at the memorial and starts for form up. More of the parade. The Sgt Major brings the parade to order.
The parade arrives at the memorial and starts for form up. More of the parade. The Sgt Major brings the parade to order.
Vehicles from the parade, parked next to the memorial during the service. Our Chairman Mr Rod Scott, welcomes all those who have kindly attended the open day. Local Clergy conducting the service at the Memorial

Vehicles from the parade, parked next to the memorial during the service.

Our Chairman Mr Rod Scott, welcomes all those who have kindly attended the open day.

Local Clergy conducting the service at the Memorial

The Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk reads a letter from our Patron HRH Duchess of Cornwell. Lt Gen Adrian Bradshaw replies to the letter from our patron and addresses veterans and all those there. Rev David Hanwell starts to take the service of remembrance.

The Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk reads a letter from our Patron HRH Duchess of Cornwell.

Lt Gen Adrian Bradshaw replies to the letter from our patron and addresses veterans and all those there.

Rev David Hanwell starts to take the service of remembrance.

The Rev Ron Wissen conducts part of the service. The Last Post is sounded. Standards are lowered for the Two Minute Silence.

The Rev Ron Wissen conducts part of the service.

The Last Post is sounded.

Standards are lowered for the Two Minute Silence.

Standards being rased after the Two Minute Silence. An Auster aircraft that supported the Desert Rats in Normandy circles in salute. Lone Piper from 1 RTR plays a Lament

Standards being rased after the Two Minute Silence.

An Auster aircraft that supported the Desert Rats in Normandy circles in salute.

Lone Piper from 1 RTR plays a Lament
The Lone Piper Marchs off. Lt Gen Bradshaw lays the first wreath, while being closely watched by 'Monty'. Brigadier James Woodham, OC 7th Armoured Brigade lays his wreath.
The Lone Piper Marchs off. Lt Gen Bradshaw lays the first wreath, while being closely watched by 'Monty'. Brigadier James Woodham, OC 7th Armoured Brigade lays his wreath.
Local Mayors lay their wreaths. The Royal Tank Regiment lay their wreath. A veteran lays their wreath.

Local Mayors lay their wreaths.

The Royal Tank Regiment lay their wreath.

A veteran lays their wreath.
The standards 'stand easy' at the end of the parade. The memorial with the wreaths laid during the ceremony. Close up of the wreaths.
The standards 'stand easy' at the end of the parade. The memorial with the wreaths laid during the ceremony. Close up of the wreaths.

Some Videos from the event

Lone Piper Warming Up Before The Parade Marching to the Memorial for the Parade
The Lone Piper Playing the Lament "Flowers of the Forest".

   

 

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