SMHS at Seaford's Armed Forces Day

28 Jun 2014

On June 28th, SMHS took its place at Seaford's Martello Fields to honour and celebrate the Armed Forces community at Seahaven's Veterans and Armed Forces Day. The event, organised jointly by Seaford Town Council and the Seahaven Branch of the Royal Society of St George, like hundreds of others around the UK seeks to raise public awareness of and show support for; veterans, serving troops & their families, reservists and cadets.

SMHS has its heart in military heritage and our members are always enthusiastic when asked to bring along something that people might find interesting. Pete Hibbs turned up with a Vickers gun, which certainly garnered attention and provided many a photo opportunity, especially for the youngsters. Our Chairman, Nick Woollard, was there with an old RT351 Transmitter/Receiver radio set, a Morse code ‘straight key' control unit and some empty shell and mortars cases. We were also displaying a variety of bullets, all of which had been found locally from field walking over the Downs. Stewart Angell and Gary New were also on hand and kept busy chatting to the locals about all things military.

The Veterans and Cadets paraded under the watchful eye of SMHS Honorary Member Major Bob Peedle MBE TD whose extraordinary efforts produced an event which blended perfectly the Seahaven community spirit with due respect for our Armed Forces.


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