June Last Post

We welcomed the Surrey Chapter UK and the Household Division Veteran Riders Club to our June ceremony today.

We remembered Private William Dean. Private Dean of the 9th Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) was killed on 6 June 1941, exactly 80 years ago today. He was 29 years old.

Our poem was called Keep Moving:

Keep moving lads … keep moving
Don’t huddle on this beach
Don’t make yourselves a target
For those guns up there to reach
Keep moving lads … keep moving
There’s the seawall … over there
Keep moving lads … keep moving
Don’t falter … or despair
Don’t look … at comrades falling
Around you … everywhere
Keep moving lads … keep moving
We can take this … on the chin
Keep moving … and keep praying
Before those guns … they zero in.

We were delighted to see our Senior Standard Bearer, Tom Milne parade the Union Flag for the first time this year. Alan Lopez paraded the Brookwood Last Post Standard and Mrs Ruth Moore sounded The Last Post. Mr Paul McCue researched the Individual Remembrance and read the poem.

Photos by Kevin Barker.