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Armed Forces Day 2019.

There was a terrific turnout for the Armed Forces Day service on Saturday June 29th. The service was conducted by the Reverend Dr. John Rawlinson. While the main theme was, as usual, the thanks, safe keeping and prayers for those currently serving, there was also reference this year to the D Day celebrations and the subsequent battles which took place before the end of WW2.  The Branch President, Garry Newton, thanked all those who were attending. Kimbolton school was represented by the OC CCF Sqn Ldr Karen Dunn who gave a reading followed by the Bible reading from St John read by Gill Walker. The theme of John Rawlinson's sermon was the internal conflict many servicemen have between the rights and wrongs of warfare and killing. followed by a poignant poem covering the many conflicts of WW2 "lest we forget" read by John Hill.  After a rending of Jerusalem, the Kohima was led by Pete Digby followed by the Last post, two minutes silence and Reveille. The Standard, carried by Brian Strang led the congregation from the church at the end of the service.

Organised by David Henrick, the congregation was invited to a fine buffet lunch in the Mandeville Hall thanks to the hard work and kindness of the Women's Institute.