Tuesday, November 10, 2015


We all stop at 11.00am this morning to think about the past.  We did this a few days ago at the Remembrance Sunday service at St. Mary's church in Billericay High Street.  It's always rather a poignant occasion in this small Essex town, but how great to see so many familiar faces in the crowd - which grows larger every year. Fabulous live musical accompaniment provided for the first time by High Voltage Big Band, and lovely to meet my favourite bugler Graham who never misses this important time of the year.  Here are a few snaps of our friends who later met in the church for a cuppa.

Lord Petre and Brian Hughes MBE

John Baron MP with Flt Lt  Horncastle,Team Rector Paul Carr and Richard Shipton
  who cleverly provides the sound system

Air Training Corps cadets

When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow, we gave our today
Kohima Epitaph

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