Emotional services mark the 75th birthday of an iconic wartime battalion



Veterans and families of former servicemen have attended emotional services to mark the 75th anniversary of the formation of an iconic Second World War parachute regiment which was billeted in Melton.
A party of 80 paid their respects on Friday at a service at Saltby Airfield, where 156 Battalion flew from to fight at the Battle of Arnhem in Holland in September 1944 when heavy lossess were suffered.
And on Saturday, Melton’s St Mary’s Church was packed for a service of remembrance, which was followed by a parade through town accompanied by a Scottish piper.
John O’Reilly, son of 156... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 20
Source: Melton Times
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