ROYAL ARTILLERY OUTBREAK of WW1 COMMEMORATION SERVICE
Worcester Branch W.F.R.A. was kindly invited to join the Mayor of Worcester and 214 Btty R.A. at Dancox House for
a service to commemorate the outbreak of World War One. The service included a speech on the Declaration of War and
the mention of the 'lights going out' speech from Lord Grey in 1914. The Last Post was played at 11 pm, followed by
the firing of a rifle volley, 2 miutes silence, another volley of shots, Reveillle, and the Kohima epitaph from Maurice Smith.
Afterwards the Worcester Branch Members joind the R.A. in the bar for drinks.
prices for photos on page 14.
L>, Harry Massam Worcester Branch Chairman, Mick Leeming, Alan Fish.
Worcester Branch members. L>, Val Easterlow, John Hewlett, Brian Hewlett, Brian Poyner, Bill Kelly, Cyril Davis, Arthur Jones.
Capt. Dave Morgan, Addresses the parade.
L>. Maurice bSmith Worcester Branch Secretary, WO1 R.A.
214 prepare to fire first of two volleys
Harry Massam plays 'Last Post' and standards are lowered
Maurice Smith delivers the 'Kohima Epitaph'
Brian Poyner & Daughter
Worcester Branch Members with the 214 Worcestershire Battery . 104 Rgt 'V' Royal Artillery drums.