The Royal Anglian Regiment Memorial Dedication Ceremony
12 September 2010
Imperial War Museum, Duxford
- Photographs courtesy of Derek Tmpleman, Steve Felton, Dennis Watson, Graham Hawkes, George Fairweather and Lt Col (Retd) Kevin Hodgson OBE.
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The Royal Anglian Regiment Memorial commemorates those members of The Royal Anglian Regiment and the East Anglian Regiments who died whilst on duty. It bears the name of 78 soldiers who all died serving their country in battle zones, ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq to Northern Ireland and Aden. The first entry dates back to 1959 and the final entries are the deaths of five men during this year's tour of Afghanistan.
At the dedication ceremony, Regimental Chaplain Rev Ken Reeve led the families and veterans in a number of hymns and prayers and each name on the memorial was read from a roll of honour. The Last Post was played by Lance Corporal Laura Windley, then each family was given time to lay personal tributes on the memorial before it was opened to the public.
Families travelled from as far away as Australia, Fiji and Bermuda. All 78 families of our fallen comrades were represented.