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 »

Help needed as pandemic hits poppy sellers’ efforts

WOKING’S Poppy Appeal organiser has turned to local schools and businesses for support as COVID-19 has forced collectors off the street. “The Royal British Legion’s overriding priority is to keep volunteers safe... 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 »

Tradition of respect passes to new generations

WOKING’S Remembrance Day event on Sunday began with a parade by people of many generations along Church Street East to Jubilee Square in the town centre. Soldiers from Pirbright Army Training Centre... 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 »

Muslim soldiers honoured at special service

THE Brookwood Last Post Association has held its first Muslim commemoration service. The group’s event for July paid homage to Muslim soldiers who fought in the First World War. A gathering was... Read more »

Memories of D-Day

EXACTLY 75 years ago – 6 June 1944 – a massive Allied invasion force descended on Normandy in France. D-Day, Operation Neptune, as was its official codename, was the largest seaborne assault... Read more »

Veterans and cadets turn out for St George’s Day parade

SERVICE veterans and young people joined together to honour England’s patron saint on Sunday morning. They combined for the annual St George’s Day parade and service at St Peter’s Church in Old... Read more »