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More than 80 veterans reunite at special event in Bexleyheath

PUBLISHED: 17:26 01 August 2016 | UPDATED: 17:26 01 August 2016

VIPs, Commanding Officer and Officers from 71 Signal Regiment

VIPs, Commanding Officer and Officers from 71 Signal Regiment

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Army reservists put on a range of demonstrations throughout the day

More than 80 Army veterans from across London attended a special event at the headquarters of Bexleyheath Army Reservists last week.

They were able to view the Regiment’s state of the art communications equipment, take part in demonstrations and chat to serving soldiers from 71 (City of London) Yeomanry Signal Regiment.

MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup James Brokenshire, mayor of Bexley Eileen Pallen, and MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford David Evennett joined the veterans at the event on Saturday, July 23.

Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Hervey Scott MBE said: “The idea came about from a conversation I had at a Remembrance service last year. I was surprised to find out that many veterans had been given very few opportunities to stay in touch with the Army in general and their local Royal Signals Reserve units in particular.”

“So we decided to organise this event to renew our links, bring our Veterans up to date, and welcome them with a splendid curry lunch.

“It was splendid to see over 80 veterans, many of whom had actually served in the regiment.

“It was a fabulous day which gave us the opportunity to recognise their many years of service in a small way, and a pleasure to host our two local MPs and the mayor of Bexley.”

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