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Remember, remember

PUBLISHED: 12:28 10 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:08 20 February 2013

A simple remembrance service will be held at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, between Dover and Folkestone, on Thursday 11 November

Remember, remember


A simple remembrance service will be held at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, between Dover and Folkestone, on Thursday 11 November.


The Battle of Britain Memorial Trusts longest-serving active trustee, Flight Lieutenant Bernard Hyde AE*, has organised a short wreath-laying service at the memorial each year since 1993.


The service is the result of a personal request from Wing Commander Geoffrey Page, a 20-year-old Hurricane pilot with 56 Squadron during the Battle of Britain who was the driving force behind the memorial to the Few being unveiled in July 1993.


The 11am tribute will this year be attended by the Rev. Sue White, from Capel-le-Ferne, who offered to officiate at the Remembrance Day service when she met Fl. Lt. Hyde at this years Memorial Day in July.


This will be a very simple tribute, explained Fl. Lt. Hyde. I have no music and no bugler, just my Orderly Officers whistle to sound 1100hrs for the silence. Wreaths will be laid on behalf of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, the site volunteers and Folkestone RAFA.


We would love members of the public to join us in this tribute as this 70th anniversary year draws to a close.


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