Armed Forces Day 27th June – update

Here is a follow up to our earlier post about Armed Forces Day.

An unpublicised small commemoration was held in Seaford earlier to-day Saturday 27th June.

The Seahaven Branch, The Royal Society of St George together with Seaford Town Council held a small commemorative service at the Seaford War Memorial on Saturday 27th June, Veterans and Armed Forces Day.

Just before 11am the event was introduced by the Town Crier, Peter White. In attendance was the Mayor of Seaford, Cllr Rodney Reed and Mayoress Mrs Ann Reed, the President of the Seahaven Branch Laurie Holland a well as other joint committee members and members of RSSG and the public. The Chairman of the joint organising committee, Major Bob Peedle MBE welcomed everyone.

Prayers were then led by Rev Andy Machin, the Mayor’s Chaplain, in memory of those who have gone before including the Nation’s recent loss of Dame Vera Lynn.

The exhortations were read by Ken Jupp, Chairman of the Seaford RBL followed by Last Post and Reveille played by trumpeter Christopher Goodchild from the Seaford Silver Band.

Prayers were then said for those men and women serving today including a special thanks for their efforts in support of the NHS during the current pandemic.

Finally prayers were said for the youngsters of the cadet services who carry on the Armed Forces traditions into the next generation. To round off the event, final words were from the Mayor.

Peacehaven Town also remembered the day with Mayor Claude Cheta flying the flag at the town’s impressive War Memorial.