Supporting Our Armed Forces service at military show

Mesothelioma UK volunteers, supporters and members of the armed forces and veterans’ groups attended the annual Hunstanton (Norfolk) Military Show on 1 and 2 September. The event attracted militaria enthusiasts from across East Anglia and the East Midlands and was organised by local benefactor Mr. Harold Payne and the Normandy Veterans Association.

Anglia Asbestos Diseases Support Group (AADSG) in Norfolk used the opportunity to launch, locally, the new Mesothelioma UK ‘Supporting Our Armed Forces’ project, which provides awareness and resource material for armed forces personnel, their families and veterans, with concerns about asbestos exposure. AADSG volunteers distributed hundreds of leaflets and signposted many enquiries to Mesothelioma UK. The group also mounted a WWl photographic and book display, the co- theme of the weekend, which attracted much interest, especially from younger people. 

Mesothelioma UK Ambassador, Brian Wallis, conducted a Drumhead Service and Sunset Ceremony, which was attended by many hundreds who had stayed to pay their respects to our lost service personnel. The colourful parade of flags was held before Mr Wallis read a poem by war poet Rupert Brooke.

The Cambridgeshire launch will take place at the IWM Duxford’s Battle of Britain Air Show on 22 and 23 September and the Suffolk launch will take place at the Bury St. Edmund’s Heritage Market on 26 September.

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