Armed Forces Day 2012

Castle Point Council Offices

By Ian Hawks

Armed Forces Day (formally known as Veterans Day) was held at the Castle Point Council Offices on the 25th June 2012 at 10:30 am. It was attended by Veterans and serving personnel together with some local school children. Local British Legion Standards were in attendance. A blank shot was fired from the 25 Pounder Field Gun by the T.A. and the Last Post sounded by a bugler to mark the beginning of a two minute silence, another shot was fired with Reveille to end the two minutes. The council laid on a cream tea in the offices for all guests. Photos taken by my daughter.

Photo:The new paving stone

The new paving stone

Bridget Underwood

Photo:Ian Hawks

Ian Hawks

Bridget Underwood

Photo:Local Veterans

Local Veterans

Bridget Underwood

Photo:Raising of Flag

Raising of Flag

Bridget Underwood

Photo:Two minutes silence

Two minutes silence

Bridget Underwood

Photo:The Mayor and Councillors

The Mayor and Councillors

Bridget Underwood

Photo:Ray Howard, Canvey Councillor

Ray Howard, Canvey Councillor

Bridget Underwood

Photo:Veterans

Veterans

Bridget Underwood

Photo:T.A Army display

T.A Army display

Bridget Underwood

Photo:The "Pack How" was a Howitzer transportable in 12 pieces

The "Pack How" was a Howitzer transportable in 12 pieces

Bridgt Underwood

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