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Grenadier Guards Beat Retreat

June 27, 2018

Last Thursday (21st June) saw thousands gathered in Swaffham Market Place to watch the Grenadier Guards pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War.

Members of the regiment Beat the Retreat in the Market Place, before a fundraising concert, in aid of the town’s Royal British Legion branch, was held at the nearby St Peter and St Paul church.

The Grenadier Guards Beating Retreat at Swaffham. Market Place.. (2673102)

Branch president and town councillor Anne Thorp said the legion wanted to “do something special” to mark the First World War’s centenary and it was former branch chairman George Harris’s idea to organise a parade.

She said: “Our former branch chairman the late major George Harris would be so proud, as it was his idea, so we must remember all that George did for Swaffham Royal British Legion.

“His family were there watching on as well. It was a lovely day and it was great to see everything come off so successfully.

 

 

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