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VE DAY - SEAHAVEN BRANCH - THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ST GEORGE

May 12th, 2020.


£400 was collected for the Forces Charity, Combat Stress, by the Seahaven Branch of the Royal Society of St. George Chairman, Major Bob Peedle MBE, outside his Seaford home. This vital charity was to be the recipient of the proceeds of this year's Veterans and Armed Forces Day, which has been cancelled.


The event is usually organised by the Seahaven Branch of the Royal Society of St. George along with Seaford Town Council for the whole of the District of Lewes and surrounding towns and villages.

This was just one of the activities of branch members on this 75th anniversary of D Day, the 8th of May 1945. Many entered into the spirit of the day with flags and bunting.

At 11.00am on VE Day morning, Frank Holland Seahaven Branch Standard Bearer attended Seaford War Memorial. He was accompanied by friend, Eon Matthews, (Falklands RN Veteran), who carries the Standard for HMS Glamorgan. They were there to show their support for the Day and respect the memory of the men and women of Seaford who died during the Second World War, service personnel as well as civilians victims of bombing of he town by the Luftwaffe.


Pictured above:

Left - Branch members Rob and Rosie Willis with baby Grace dressed up for the day. Rob is an award winning Elvis Presley Tribute Artist, but on the 8th of May an impersonation of Winston Churchill was most appropriate.

Top right - Major Peedle with his small display outside his home which attracted £400 donations for Combat Stress.

Lower right - The two Standards at the Seaford War Memorial for the 2 minute silence.