Our annual Remembrance Service was held on the Barrack square on Sunday 13th. November.
We were blessed with sunny weather and the attendance seems to grow each year.
Our chairman, Martyn Cook was the Parade Marshall and our new parish vicar, Rev. Toby Tate took the service. Our President, Mr Richard Barker attended and gave an address. Wing Commander Phil Nicholson, liaison officer from RAF Mildenhall represented the RAF. Our hon. vice president, Colonel Mark Ciero from the USAF is in Germany and unable to attend and the USAF was therefore represented by Lt Colonel Jeremy Renken. The Felixstowe 356th ATC and the Kesgrave detachment of the Army cadets provided an excellent contingent together with Martlesham Rangers and Guides and Martlesham Scouts. Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton represented the police. Andy Hunt represented Logicor, our landlords on the Heath and they gave a generous donation. Representatives from the Royal British Legion were present. Many friends from the Iron Crows and Black Shucks were there in force. They are a band of motor cyclists who tour round memorial services like ours and raise funds for the British Legion. Finally Mr Rod Caird from the Ipswich Piping society provided a bagpipe salute.
Preston Easley is the son of a former American pilot who flew with the 356th Fighter Group at Martlesham. He gave a short address.