The Mayor's Reception on Armed Forces Day

Held in the atrium of CPDC Offices

After the Mayor had given his speech the reception started.

The Mayor’s guests included the High Sheriff of Essex, Mrs Lorna J Rolfe JP, and two Army officers: Lieutenant Colonel Richard Dixon-Warren (Joint Regional Liaison Officer East – 7th Infantry Brigade and HQ East – ‘The Desert Rats’) and Major Billings. Also present was a representative of the 5th Canvey Island Air Scout Group and local historian Len Hawkins.

Apart from the three Sappers from the Royals Engineers there were also several guests with military backgrounds, various Councillors and the Canvey Island Bay Museum.

 

Len Hawkins who has campaigned for Sapper Ellison to be remembered with three Sappers of the Royal Engineers in front of Sapper Ellison's medals.
Phil Coley
Major Billings, Mayor Cllr. Steven Cole, and Len Hawkins in front of Sapper Ellison's medals.
Phil Coley
Major Billings, Mayor Cllr. Steven Cole, and Yvette, Assistant Group Scout leader 5th Canvey Island Air Scout Group in front of Sapper Ellison's medals.
Phil Coley
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Dixon-Warren and the High Sheriff of Essex, Mrs Lorna J Rolfe JP talking.
Phil Coley
The High Sheriff of Essex, Mrs Lorna J Rolfe JP, The Mayor and Lieutenant Colonel Richard Dixon-Warren talking to the three Sappers from the Royal Engineers.
Christine Coley
A view of the CPDC Offices' atrium and the guests present.
Phil Coley

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