Find out how our veterans marked Remembrance at Jet Age Museum
Published on 01 November 2019 09:29 AM
A group of local older Armed Forces veterans recently enjoyed a fantastic day at Gloucester’s Jet Age Museum to mark Remembrance Day. The visit included an exclusive tour of this fascinating museum, followed by a complimentary vintage-style afternoon tea.
There was a lovely social atmosphere and the afternoon provided an opportunity for veterans to get together and share stories about their experiences in the Armed Forces and beyond.
To mark Remembrance, a formal wreath-laying took place next to the Hurricane aircraft in the Museum and a poem entitled “Lest we Forget”, written by Age UK Gloucestershire choir member, Joyce Neale was read out.
Local Korean War veteran Tommy Clough commented: “I’ve recently come back from a veterans’ trip to Tipperary, it’s a long way! The welcome we had there, was as warm as the one we’ve had today. I know I’m amongst friends and it’s been a wonderful afternoon.”
The event was organised as part of our Joining Forces project, which helps local older veterans live a safe and comfortable later life. Find out more here
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