Wartime memories as residents join community parade

14 November 2022

Our residents joined their community’s Remembrance parade to honour the service and sacrifice of those who have died in conflict

Pamela and Trevor Clark and David Vincent represented our home at the event in West Moors.

David, who served in the Navy as an engineer, said he was thrilled to be invited to attend the parade down to the Petwyn war memorial.

David said: “It’s very important to me to remember those who have lost their lives in battle.

“It was wonderful to see so many people of all ages also showing their support.”

An old military jeep that featured in the commemoration reminded Trevor of his time as a young child growing up in the village of Warboys near Huntingdon.

Brook View residents Trevor Clark, left, and David Vincent in West Moors for the Remembrance parade

Trevor said: “I remember when I about five years old and the Americans from the nearby base would give us children from the village rides in their jeeps around the fields.

“They also would offer lifts to anybody who needed it so that they could stay in favour with the villagers.”

Tunde Zsiko, our Customer Advisor, who accompanied the residents at the commemoration, said: “While this was a sombre occasion, it was lovely to see our residents reminiscing.”