Hillmorton villagers and veterans mark Armed Forces Day - The Rugby Observer

Hillmorton villagers and veterans mark Armed Forces Day

Rugby Editorial 27th Jun, 2022   0

MEMBERS and supporters of the Royal British Legion in Hillmorton gathered at the village war memorial to celebrate Armed Forces Day with an outdoor church service and a salute to serving troops.

Villagers and veterans attended the event, which was first held in the village in 2006 and made a welcome return after a three-year absence due to the pandemic.

Villagers and veterans attended the Armed Forces Day service, which was conducted by Rev Steve Gold and Rev Anne-Marie Marsh from the nearby St John the Baptist Church. Picture by Patrick Joyce.

Kathryn Lawrence, Chair of the Hillmorton Branch of Royal British Legion, said: “This church service provides an opportunity for local communities, like our own, to reflect upon the hazards faced by the men and women who currently serve in our armed forces It also acknowledges the sacrifices endured by our service veterans and the contributions being made by our reservists.”

The service was conducted by Rev Steve Gold and Rev Anne-Marie Marsh from the nearby St John the Baptist Church, who led the singing of the traditional services hymn Eternal Father Strong to Save.




The ceremonial standard bearer was Coun Ian Picker, and the Last Post was played by 15-year-old Polly Rumble from the Jaguar Land Rover Brass Band.

With thanks to Patrick Joyce.


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