Act of Remembrance for those lost in the Falklands to take place in Brownhills

This year it’s the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict, which affected many towns like ours up and down the country, in that our lads went off to war in the South Atlantic – indeed, Brownhills lost a son whose name is recorded on the War Memorial at St. James Church in Ogley Hay.

A war that came from out of the blue, lasting just 10 weeks but it affected many communities across the UK whose family members served. Image from the BBC.

John Bird from the Brownhills branch of the Royal British Legion has asked, via David Evans, if I’d share the following with you all:

Good morning Bob

John Bird has been in touch with me to let me know that the local Brownhills Branch of the British Legion will be joining with others to hold an Act of Remembrance at the Brownhills Cenotaph on Sunday, 12th of June 2022 at 12 noon, to unite in simple and solemn respect with all those in other towns and places throughout the country, to remember the end of the Falklands conflict and to pay due and proper honour to the fallen.

All are welcome to attend.

David Evans

John and his colleagues at the RBL do sterling work for local veterans, providing support, comradeship and of course Remembrance for those who have served this country, and the local branch always welcomes new members and is ready to help. They are a wonderful group of people – you can find out more about that here.

John Bird has periodically written clear, eloquent and concise letters to the local press – the ones that have always stuck in mind have been the ones relating to the development and plans for Brownhills High Street, and he’s written some brilliant stuff over the years including one recently that provoked much debate on the subject of Remembrance parade funding.

Again, thanks to John and of course, David for their tireless work.

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