Durham County Council chairman drops in to present veterans medals to Etherley care home residents (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Durham County Council chairman drops in to present veterans medals to Etherley care home residents
A GROUP of service veterans were unable to attend a presentation to receive ceremonial medals on Armed Forces Day in June, so an event was staged at their care home to ensure they did not miss out.
Durham County Council chairman, Councillor Pauline Charlton, visited The Fields Care Home, in Etherley, near Bishop Auckland, to present veterans badges to four elderly residents.
Former farmer Edwin Lee, 89, served with two regiments, while Audrey Holme, 88, from Etherley, was a member of the WRAF stationed at Devon and attached to the Fleet Air Arm.
Frank Richardson, 85, also from Etherley, was a member of the Royal Engineers stationed in London.
Bob Shaw, 82, from Escomb, was with the 6th Special Unit of the Parachute Regiment and spent much of his time based in Nicosia, Cyprus.
After the presentation of medals, it was time to celebrate. With the dining area set up like a street party, there was food, a quiz and a singalong.
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