VJ DAY BROMSGROVE 15/8/2015
The 70th anniversary for VJ Day was held on Saturday the 15th August at Crown Green in Bromsgrove by the Bromsgrove Branch of the Burma Star and F.E.P.O.W. Associations.
Abbey Gates Memorial Evesham, was the location of the the day`s commemoration, organised by the Royal British Legion . Many thanks to Peter Stewart for sending ib the photos ( at end of Bromsgrove photos)
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Burma Star Memorial at Crown Green Bromsgrove.
L>, Vicar of St John`s the Revd Ray Khan Bromsgrove RBL Padre, Canon Graham Lyall of Worcester late Sqn LLdr RAF Padre of Bromsgrove Burma Star Association
Veterans of the Burma Star Association (in wheelchairs) L> Fred Steer, Pos Norhthamptons, Jack Nicholls late RN
Will Clarke standard Bearer for Kidderminster Branch WFRA
L>, Mark Haggart grandson of veteran Bromsgrove BSA, Revd Ray Khan Vicar of St John`s & Bromsgrove RBL Padre, with Wolverhampton, Burma Star Standard Bearer
L>, Dave Plant Worcester Branch, Peter Dunn Secretary Kidderminster Branch, Cyril Davis Worcester Branch WFRA
L>, Tony Hall
A Veteran of the North Atlantic Convoys WW2
Kidderminster and Worcester Branches WFRA wreaths
Piper Lt Col Mike Hyde and Padres Lead Standards to Memorial for the ceremony
Piper Robert Gardener ex REME (V), Lt Col Mike Hyde late RASC TA RCT (V) Revd Ray Khan
2 RBL Standards at entrance with 2 Burma Star Standards next to obelisk
L>, Mark Haggart (grandson of Vet) Bromsgrove BSA, Wolverhampton BSA Standard Bearer
L>, Vicar of St John`s Church Revd Ray Khan plays the Last Post, Piper Robert Gardener
The Right Honourable Nigel Huddleston MP for Mid Worcestershire pays respect after Laying of Wreath
Councillor Caroline Spencer Leader of Bromsgrove Council
Alexandra Hyde for Ladies and Widows of BSA,
Daughter of Pam Stubbs for FEPOW
Maurice Troman son of Vet who was former Chairman Bromsgrove BSA
The Piper plays during the wreath laying
L>, Cyril Davis Worcester Branch, Derek Hill Kidderminster Branch WFRA, lay wreaths in memory of the soldiers of the 2nd & 7th Battalions The Worcestershire Regiment
Parade Marshall saluting during the national Anthem
The Piper leads the Standards from the Ceremonial area
Veterans and members of the Burma Star Association L>R Standing:- Mark Haggart, Canon Lyall, Col Mike Hyde, Nigel Huddleston MP, Vet Tom Coulter late RA, Vet Eric Davis late RAF, Vet Roy Hayward Late RAF, Piper bob Gardener, Vet James Cross late RIASC, Vet Roy Hodge late Gloucs Rgt, Vet Bert Dean fought at Kohima late Royal West Kent Rgt, Patrick Smith RBL, Revd Ray Khan, Melvyn Jarvis, Seated:- Vet Fred Steer pos Norhants Rgt, Vet Jack Nicholls RN
Evesham VJ Day
Many Thanks to Peter Stewart for sending in photos
centre-r Rev Canon Peter Burch, Mayor of Evesham, Alan Booth- Chairman Evesham RBL (in whl chr), Major Jeremy Farrow ex WFR.
2a Major Farrow giving introduction and outline of War in Burma and 7th Bn at Kohima.
Wreath layers Fiona George- Poppy Appeal Organiser- Evesham RBL, Burma Star Veteran, Maurice Smith. During 2 mins Silence
Standard Bearers - l-r RBL, Neville Fairbairn WFRA , Evesham ATC, RBL, RBL, Arthur Turner Pershore Royal Naval Assoc, Mick Leeming Pershore RBL
l-r ? ? Tony Grubb, ? ? ? Jim Barnes, Colin Perry , Fiona George, BSA Vet, and Maurice Smith, ? ?