As usual the annual D-Day commemoration service took place at the City Hall Cenotaph.
Luckily the rain held off for virtually all the service and only became heavy as we were leaving.
The service unusually had a two minutes silence one minute of which was to remember the victims of the recent atrocities in London and Manchester.
There were 8 standards in attendance and the City was represented by the Lord Mayor and other officials, with our branch being represented by S/M Mike Mizen who took the parade, S/M John Kett parading the RNA Standard, myself and S/M’s Pat Whiley and our own D-Day veteran S/M Freddie Fitch whose birthday it was. Some birthday for Freddie in 1944.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them