Chichester Hospital porter in military pilgrimage

A porter at Nuffield Health Chichester took part in the Royal British Legion Pilgrimage

Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, 3:20 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:13 pm

The pilgrimage was to commemorate 90 years since the Menin Gate Memorial and 100 years since the First World War.

Reid Archibald, who has been a porter at the hospital for more than five years, said: “It was such a privilege for myself and my wife to be asked by the president of the Royal British Legion.

“It wasn’t until I was actually there that the rapture of the crowd brought it to life.”

He added he was feeling ‘proud and emotional’.

“Originally I am the standard bearer for our section, based in South Harting.

They choose one from each branch throughout the country and because I said yes, they asked my wife to do the wreath laying.”

The Menin Gate bears the names of 54,000 men who have no known graves