Stevenage Town centre Martin Dunne 1 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:02 PM Army servicemen returning from a tour of Afghanistan are set to parade through Stevenage. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Stevenage Borough Council is inviting members of the public to show their support for the armed forces tomorrow (Thursday).
Beginning at the Ibis Hotel at 12.15pm, the regiment will make its way down The Forum and along Queensway before assembling for a salute. The regiment, which has been given the Freedom of Entry, will then gather in Town Square for the salute at 12.30pm. Stevenage mayor Sherma Batson said: I m delighted that the Royal Anglian Regiment will be parading through our town centre and I hope that the people of Stevenage come out and show their support by joining us for the 12.30pm salute.
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Soldiers from the Princess of Wales s Royal Regiment (PWRR) are planning a charity Channel swim this month. Between the tidal window of July 19-27 a team of six swimmers and one on standby from the Regiment (The Tiger Sharks) will swim the English Channel to raise funds for the Regiment s Friends and other local charities. Intense cold and sometimes hourly tidal changes aside – there are over 600 commercial ship movements and 80 to 100 ferry crossings between Dover and Calais every day – this makes it one of the world s hardest swims.
Everyone taking part has faced significant challenges on and off the battlefield but for them the swim represents something greater than the task at hand. All the swimmers had a clear purpose. James Sandalls said, As soon as I heard my Regiment was putting a six-man relay team together to swim the Channel, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.
These charities allow disabled children to just enjoy being kids, meanwhile giving parents a well deserved rest. Since my sister passed away from cancer last year and my brother in law became a single parent this has a stronger sentiment for me. The Friends of the PWRR raises funds and support for these soldiers driven by the desire to help the Regiment during and after service whether it is helping make life easier to cope with an acquired disability or supporting soldiers and their families as making the transition from Army to civilian life.
Ricky Oxley said, Raising money for the lads and any other ex-servicemen is, in my eyes, always a great cause. Raising money for Demelza, Naomi House and Jacksplace however, makes it even more essential that I complete this challenge. The Princess of Wales s Royal Regiment (PWRR) is one of the most decorated Infantry Regiments in the British Army boasting the only living recipient of the Victoria Cross Johnson Beharry – as well as a many Conspicuous Gallantry Cross, Military Cross and mentions in dispatches.
It has seen continuous action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/teams/PWRR-Tiger-Sharks
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Regiment's Channel swim – Eastbourne Herald
Published: July 23rd, 2014 Yesterday morning we read about the lone soldier from the small Texas town nobody had ever heard of who had been killed in Gaza trying to destroy the Hamas terror infrastructure, Sean Carmeli. Later in the day, emails and facebook messages kept arriving in Hebrew and in English asking that people come to his funeral. Israel values all of its soldiers; they are our children.
Israeli kids are raised knowing that after high school they will be drafted. ( I m not getting into the chareidi draft issue here .) Religious girls frequently take the option to do Sherut Le umi, National Service and volunteer in all sorts of places, schools, hospitals, memorials etc. Young men who are exempt for various medical reasons quite often petition the IDF to be accepted as official soldier volunteers and get positions suitable for them. And then there are the new immigrants and foreign IDF volunteers who come to Israel either just to serve or knowing that their choice to be Israeli means that they will be drafted and serve in the army without a mother waiting at home to do their laundry and make sure there s hot food for them.
They are the true idealists, and Sean Carmeli was one of them. When an Israeli born and raised IDF soldier is killed, his funeral is attended by his family, childhood friends of all members, fellow students and those from the neighborhood and more. Funerals here for whomever, no matter what the reason of death, are usually humongous.
Here in Shiloh, a small funeral, quickly arranged on a Friday before Shabbat can have a minimum of fifty to a hundred people, and the larger more public funerals, like the triple one for the three teenagers murdered by Arab terrorists a few weeks ago are attended by hundreds of thousands. Compare that to a very recent funeral in New Jersey for a policeman killed, Fallen Jersey City Police Detective Melvin Santiago laid to rest. JERSEY CITY The Jersey City police officer who was shot and killed while responding to a report of an armed robbery was laid to rest today.
Hundreds of police officers from around New Jersey and surrounding states came to St. Aloysius Church to pay their final respects to Melvin Santiago. IDF Staff Sgt.
Sean Carmeli was laid to rest accompanied, honored by about 20,000 people. HaMakom yenachem May G-d comfort his family and friends About the Author: Batya Medad blogs at Shiloh Musings. ‘); If you don’t see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page. Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner.
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