Gallery: Veterans remember their comrades at Burma Star memorial day
FAR east veterans from across the country flocked to Duxford last weekend to remember their fallen colleagues. The Burma Star Association s anniversary day remembers those who fought in the Burma during the second world war. It took place at the Imperial
FAR east veterans from across the country flocked to Duxford last weekend to remember their fallen colleagues.
The Burma Star Association's anniversary day remembers those who fought in the Burma during the second world war. It took place at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, last Saturday.
Over 300 veterans were in attendance, including Crow country residents Benny Chapple and Jimmy Kemp. The ex-soldiers spent their time sharing their memories of the war and chatting to visitors about their experiences.
Historic aircraft, including a Dakota transport aeroplane which played a vital part in the far east campaigns, presented a flying display, while there was also a march past by the veterans and remembrance service.
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The future of the day had been in doubt after the Imperial War Museum was forced to withdraw their funding due to budget cuts.
However, following a campaign spearheaded by The Crow, public donations raised the �5,000 required to stage the event.
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