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"Life in the Legion" - The Stradbroke & District Branch
I start off my notes in this edition with the activities of our Branch Standard Bearer, Joyce Cooper, who has carried our branch standard on many occasions overseas this year; including the commemorations for D Day at Marslet Garden, St. Willibroards Church, Arnham Bridge and Oosterbeek Cemetery.
PCSO Steve Long was the guest speaker at the October monthly meeting of the branch, held at Laxfield, Royal Oak. He gave a very good account of the force in Suffolk; I thanked him on behalf of the members and guests present.
During the business part of the meeting the Suffolk County Vice Chairman, Ken Rowbottom, gave a report on the 2018 commemorative events. Reports were given by branch secretary, Bernard Mills, and by Joyce Cooper on the poetry writing she has arranged at Stradbroke High School.
The next meeting is the AGM to be held at Laxfield, Royal Oak, starting at 11.30 am, all members will be receiving a letter.
Finally, Remembrance Sunday, November 12th. Fall in around the village War Memorial at 10.50 am for a short ceremony, led by the Revd. Susan Loxton, with the laying of wreaths. The following Service of Remembrance is at the Baptist Church to be conducted by the Revd. Dave Keeble.
All are welcome to attend
Michael Burton