June 27th, 2020.

The Seahaven Branch, The Royal Society of St George together with Seaford Town Council held a small commemorative service at the Seaford War Memorial today, Veterans and Armed Forces Day.

Just before 11.00am the event was introduced by the Town Crier, Peter White. In attendance was the Mayor of Seaford, Cllr Rodney Reed and Mayoress Mrs Ann Reed, the President of the Seahaven Branch, Laurie Holland, as well as other joint committee members and members of RSSG and the public. The Chairman of the joint organising committee, Major Bob Peedle MBE welcomed everyone.

Prayers were then led by Rev Andy Machin, the Mayor's Chaplain, in memory of those who have gone before, including the Nation's recent loss of Dame Vera Lynn. The exhortations were read by Ken Jupp, Chairman of the Seaford RBL, followed by Last Post and Reveille played by trumpeter Christopher Goodchild from the Seaford Silver Band. Prayers were then said for those men and women serving today, including a special thanks for their efforts in support of the NHS during the current pandemic. Finally prayers were said for the youngsters of the cadet services who carry on the Armed Forces traditions into the next generation. To round off the event, final words were from the Mayor.

Peacehaven Town also remembered the day with Mayor Claude Cheta flying the flag at the town's impressive War Memorial.

Pictured above after the service, (L to R) Ken Jupp, Chairman Seaford RBL; Christopher Goodchild, Seaford Silver Band; Frank Holland, RSSG Standard Bearer; Major Raymond Naqvi OBE, Committee Member; Tommy: Eon Matthews, HMS Glamorgan; Laurie Holland, Committee Member and President Seahaven Branch RSSG; and Cllr Rodney Reed, Mayor of Seaford.

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