Soldiers visit hospital home for Armistice Day

Soldier with QAHH resident Dixie Dean SUS-151111-144658001
Soldier with QAHH resident Dixie Dean SUS-151111-144658001

This morning 20 soldiers from 12 Regiment, Royal Artillery based at Thorney Island, arrived at The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH), in order to attend the Armistice Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Worthing.

The soldiers accompanied residents and representatives of QAHH, local dignitaries and local military associations, to attend the ceremony to honour those members of the armed forces who have been killed in conflict.

SSgt Walker with QAHH resident Richard SUS-151111-144709001

SSgt Walker with QAHH resident Richard SUS-151111-144709001

The Worthing-based Queen Alexandra Hospital Home, founded in 1919, is a national military charity, which offers nursing and rehabilitation services to physically disabled ex-servicemen and women of any age.

Following the ceremony, all returned to QAHH for refreshments and the planting of fruit bushes in the gardens of the Hospital Home.

Staff Sergeant Walker then presented QAHH Armed Forces Liaison Officer, Jackie Bulmer, with a plaque to commemorate the day.

Jackie said: “Armistice Day is such an important day in order to remember those we have lost in conflict since the First World War.

“We are very grateful to Major Reilly, SSgt Walker and their regiment for taking time to attend the Ceremony with us, and to visit the residents of QAHH.”

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