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Find out how our veterans marked Remembrance at Jet Age Museum

Local vets enjoy 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

See how our veterans enjoyed their day at Jet Age Museum View the video

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Find out how our local veterans have marked Remembrance at Jet Age Museum

Tommy and WW2 vet A verteran on crutches A veteran in a wheelchair
Veterans and Petra Jet Age Wreath laying