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Tributes for heroes

Councillor Ralph Snape and Glyn Gaskell, Chair of Chorley's Royal British Legion and the Parade Marshall at the war memorial in Astley Park.

Councillor Ralph Snape and Glyn Gaskell, Chair of Chorley's Royal British Legion and the Parade Marshall at the war memorial in Astley Park.

 

Former RAF serviceman Ralph Snape led the D-Day tributes in Chorley.

Meeting at Astley Park with Glynn Gaskell, who is the chair of Chorley’s British Legion, the pair paid their respects to the fallen ones at the war memorial.

Ralph, who is also a councillor in Chorley, laid a cross down and saluted the memorial.

He said: “It’s great that people came down and paid their tributes, this is why we have this war memorial for the people of Chorley.

“I only hope the generations to come don’t forget, we don’t need a war to pay our respects.”

Glynn, also the parade marshal for the Royal British Legion, added: “We are having an event on Friday June 27, it is to remember the Chorley Pals and D-Day.”

Tickets for the night are £10 which includes entertainment and food, it starts at 7pm at Chorley’s Town Hall.

For more information contact the Legion on 01257 244699

 

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