We Did Remember Them !


On 17th October, 30 members of the Geddington volunteer Fire Brigade travelled to Flanders Fields in Belgium, in an act of remembrance for those who fell during the First World War.

Based in Ypres, the group visited the Menin Gate, where all those who fell in Flanders are listed (but whose remains haven’t been found), together with both British and German cemeteries.

At the Hooge Crater cemetery, where a Geddington man, Private George Rawson is buried, a simple but moving ceremony was conducted by Geddington vicar, Rob Parker-McGee, war poems were read and the Last Post played by Fireman Andrew Hammond.

The idea was that of Commanding Officer, Gyles Dickens, who organised the visit, and which will live in the memory of all who attended for some time to come.

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