Appreciation for excellent service

On behalf of North Tyneside Veterans Committee, we thank the standard bearers and members of The Royal British Legion, ex-service associations, children from the local schools and members of the public who attended the North Tyneside act of remembrance and two minutes silence at the Post 1964 Jig Saw Memorial, White Swan Centre, Killingworth, on Monday, November 11.

The ceremony was attended by HM Deputy Lieutenant (Tyne & Wear), mayor, chairman and ward councillors of North Tyneside, North Tyneside MP, military representatives, SSAFA-Forces Help, Northumbria Police, cadets and families whose sons made the supreme sacrifice in Afghanistan.

The children from Amberley, Bailey Green, Burradon, West Moor, St Stephen’s schools, Grasmere Academy and George Stephenson High School stood dignified in silent tribute at the laying of tributes and placed their own remembrance crosses to those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Appreciation to the Rev Alan Pyle, David Grey, Band Warrant Officer RRF, North Tyneside Council, management and staff of the White Swan Centre and Killingworth Community Consortium. Thank you for the kind hospitality.

Major (Retd) E W Campbell

Joint Chairman

North Tyneside Veterans Committee