WWI SPECIAL: Parachute veterans to attend concert


Stephanie Price

VETERANS from the Parachute Regimental Association will be attending the First World War Centennial Commemoration Concert at Rhyl Town Hall, on August 3.

Between them, the veterans from The Royal Denbighshire branch of the Parachute Regimental Association have served in Borneo, Malay

Peninsula,Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany and the Mediterranean.

Veteran Alan Logan joined the Royal Marines at the age of 16 in 1961 and served until 1971 reaching the rank of Sergeant.

Ged Dovey joined the boy's services in 1958 at the age of 16 years and served until 1970 and reached the rank of Sergeant, and Sam Green served from 1971 till 1975.

A big raffle will also be drawn at the concert, with donations from local businesses and the star prize being a £100 voucher for Coast Road Furniture.

The concert is being held by Rhuddlan Environment Connection Group, who are raising funds for SSAFA Clwyd Branch.

The monies raised from the concert will be donated to support the forces and their families.

Tickets are available by telephoning Sara Cotterill on 01745 332357, Brenda Taylor on 01745 591670, Alison Hughes on 01745 570096, Tremeirchion on Jackie Hughes 01745 710711, Prestatyn on Sylvia Pool 01745 798835. Tickets cost £8 for adults, £7 for concessions and £3.50 for children. 

Prices include viewing of a private collection of WW1 memorabilia by Gerry Bone, the Book from Rhyl to Flanders Field 1914-1919, a replica of the WW1 diary of events first published in 1919, program, coffee, tea, juice, scone and biscuits. 

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