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Bassetlaw Veterans Event 2015

Thank you to the huge number of people who came to last month’s Bassetlaw Veterans event. 

Around 350 people attended, including local veterans who have served our country all over the world. Importantly, a large number of children also attended which has become a key part of the annual event – it is crucial that young people understand what previous generations have sacrificed for them. As well as everyone who attended I would like to thank the Councillors who helped make the event possible, Kevin McDonald and everyone at Gamston Airport, and the suppliers who were Deli &Dine, Occasional Hire and Mudford Marquees.

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The highlight of the day was a Spitfire flypast courtesy of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 75 years after that crucial victory in the skies against the Luftwaffe in which hundreds of RAF personnel lost their lives. It was, as Churchill famously said, their finest hour. I’m now looking forward to next Veterans event in 2016 as I’ve already begun the planning work on it. 

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