Archives: July 2017


Broughton House resident Geoff Stott guest of honour at HMS EXETER memorial service
02.03.2017

Royal Navy veteran Geoff Stott was the guest of honour at a memorial service held at Broughton House to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of th...

Chorley medic remembered
16.02.2017

A soldier on a photograph taken close to Pilckem Ridge near Ypres in Belgium on 1 August 1917 has been identified as William Barker from Chorley, Lanc...

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge honour Manchester’s VC heroes
17.10.2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently unveiled six memorial flagstones in Manchester, each in remembrance of a locally born soldier of World War ...

City of Liverpool Somme Commemoration
25.08.2016

‘He was the bravest officer I ever served under…’As an 18 year old, Georges Gabriel Coury from Croxteth, Liverpool, volunteered with 2/6th King�...

Bury bank remembers First World War fallen
12.02.2016

On Wednesday 10 February at 0850hrs a plaque was unveiled at the National Westminster Bank, 36 The Rock, Bury, in commemoration of Cpl Percy Grenfell ...

Royal British Legion sign of approval for Rochdale’s World War One battle streets
03.12.2015

Five streets in Rochdale named after World War One battles have been re-dedicated and had special new signs unveiled during a public ceremony in the...

An unusual meeting
23.10.2015

By Lt Col Ian Sawers, Rifles Colonel for the North WestSometimes, it can be quite extraordinary how the planning for a simple service of commemoration...

Manchester Airport Festival of Remembrance
28.08.2015

The Manchester Airport Festival of Remembrance will take place at 1930hrs on Tuesday 10 November 2015 at the Runway Visitor Park, under the wings of C...

Chorley VC remembered
29.05.2015

The Mayor of Chorley, accompanied by the Rifles City Colonel in the North West Lt Col Ian Sawers, unveiled the VC Memorial Stone of Rifleman William M...


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