SERVICE FOR .WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT-VERNON-BURMA-MALAYA
A short service for ten minutes was held at the Worcestershire Regiment Memorial Stone, in Gheluvelt Park, Worcester, to mark the 70th anniversary of D Day and crossing the Siene at Vernon. It was also the 7oth anniversary year of the Battle at Kohima.
The short service was held on the same day as the town of Vernon, France, who hold their ceremony at different sites in and around Vernon. They remember the sacrifices of the French Resistance and the men of the 43rd Wessex Div, of which the Worcestershire Regiment were part of. The 43rd Wessex Div were the first Allied soldiers to cross the Siene in 1944. Barry Freeman was on parade today, he crossed the siene with the Worcesters and commented to Branch Secretary how good it was to have a Memorial in Gheluvelt Park to the men of the Worcestershire regiment.
Also remembered were the 2nd and 7th Battalions The Worcestershire Regiment who fought in Burma against the Japanese.
The 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment were remembered for their service in the Malaya Emergency in the early 1950`s.
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