Salford Veterans Breakfast Club ….Generations remembering together in respect for the Fallen

November 12, 2019 1:14 pm, written by .

Salford Veterans Club CIC Director Claire Marie Street explains how her niece Steph 17,has performed the 'Last Post' at the Remembrance service in her own unique style. Playing the Last Post, is Steph's way of showing that she remembers the Fallen herself.

‘Thank you’ Steph, we are so proud of you!

Everyone at the Breakfast Club is honoured to know Steph, and they are very proud of her contribution.

It is a wonderful recognition from our younger Generation that Steph represents. They show their respect to the Fallen, and their understanding and recognition of the sacrifices they made for them.

Get well soon….

The Remembrance Service was once again well attended. Sadly, there was a few faces missing due to ill health from Glenn Croston, (Founder & Director of the Breakfast Club), Ken Johnstone, Frank Watts and others. We wish them all a very speedy recovery.

Lest we Forget….

There has been great sadness with the loss of many of our Veterans this year who have passed away. We will remember them all with respect, we honour their memory in recognition of their services within the Armed Forces and their community.

Thank you to Derrick Corfield , a Salford man and his family who have devoted their lives to their country

Derrick Corfield read ‘The Exhortation’ and the Kohima Epitaph’ at the service, his voice resonated with pride

‘They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.’

‘When you go home, tell them of us and say,for your tomorrow, we gave our today.’

Supporting each other in our Community….

Salford Veterans Breakfast Club CIC Directors and members would like to thank the RNA Pendleton Branch for their continued support with the standard bearers.

Thank you to Daniel Burton, Vicar of St Thomas’s Church . He has supported us not only in the service, but also as a director of the CIC too.

A big thank you to all the Directors of the Club, their commitment and dedication is recognised and respected in the community.

Thank you to Retired Flight Lieutenant Owen Hammond for his tireless voluntary work with the Salford Veterans Breakfast Club . Owen has been relentless in his support of Veterans from Broughton House in joining us for Breakfast and Banter.

It is a privilege to meet these amazing Gentlemen and their carers. Each one sharing their own personal experiences and banter with other Veterans and their families.

Owen says: “I have lived in Salford for 15 years and when I retired decided to help several veterans’ charities. I have seen for myself the effect of war on some of my friends and acquaintances. I have also seen the actions taken by kind and caring individuals to help alleviate this suffering.

“We must remember this appalling sacrifice. We must understand why it happened and how to prevent it happening again.

Come and join us – Veterans helping Veterans

Salford Veterans Breakfast Club have met every Saturday morning from 9-12am since 3 January 2015, at Pendleton Church, (St Thomas’).

It is a place for ex-servicemen and women, their partners, carers and families, to get themselves on parade. They can have a cheap bite to eat and a brew, pull up a sandbag, and share some war stories!

We will always do what we can for fellow veterans who may be in need .of some support or assistance.

Veterans helping Veterans!

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