Cathy strides out on war memorials walk for Poppy Appeal

THE distance from The Cenotaph in London to Dunkirk in France will be covered by a sponsored walker raising money for the Poppy Appeal. Cathy Corner will be setting off on Saturday... Read more »

Remembrance events reduced due to coronavirus

REMEMBRANCE Sunday commemorations in and around Woking this year have been reduced to small, invitation-only events because of coronavirus. The annual mass gathering in the town centre will be replaced by a... Read more »

War-time terror remembered at Brooklands

AT 1.14pm on Wednesday 4 September 1940, out of a clear blue sky and completely by surprise, 13 German Messerschmitt Bf110 fighter bombers attacked the Vickers Armstrong factory at Brooklands. They dived... Read more »

VJ Day parade held on war veteran’s Bill’s doorstep

THE 75th anniversary of VJ Day took on a special significance last weekend for Bill Blount when a Royal Naval Association parade came to his door to commemorate the occasion. Bill, 95,... Read more »

Bill, 95, recalls his part in end of Second World War

TODAY, on the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, a Pyrford man recalls his part in the end of the Second World War. Bill Blount was in Singapore for VJ Day and a... Read more »

Bell rings out for VJ Day

ST MARY’S in Horsell will join churches across the UK and globally in commemorating VJ Day, the end of the Second World War, at 11.10am on Saturday. “It had been intended that... Read more »

Grandson honours the fallen with veteran grandad

SECOND World War veteran Alan Muir was able to take part in the VE Day 75 two-minute silence with his Air Cadet grandson Archie despite the COVID-19 lockdown. Mr Muir, 99, wearing... Read more »

Union Flag from first VE Day flown for 75th anniversary

UNION Jacks and bunting adorned houses and street parties throughout the area on the VE Day 75 bank holiday, but few of the flags could have had the historic connection of one... Read more »

Woking Poppy Day success despite rain

DRIVING rain meant the Woking Poppy Day proceedings had to take cover on Saturday, but the event was still a financial success for the borough’s annual remembrance appeal. A ceremony and entertainment... Read more »

Remembering lives lost in the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak

THE sinking of the battleship HMS Royal Oak, torpedoed by a German submarine, took place 80 years ago this week. Of the 834 seamen who died in the audacious attack on 14... Read more »