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Letter to the editor | Prisoner of war

Dear Editor,

 

Four Children of Far Eastern Prisoner of War (CoFEPOW) members from the region attended the commemorations at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, for this year’s Remembrance Sunday.

 

The occasion was attended by 10,000 marching veterans, serving officers and members of the public representing past and present family members affected by war.

 

It was a cold but beautiful morning, with thousands looking on along the route to Horseguards Parade where The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, took the salute of the passing members of many regiments, squadrons and organisations, honouring their lost comrades or family members.

 

Organised by the Royal British Legion, the must-attend, moving event each autumn, didn’t fail to remind society to contemplate the meaning of war and its victims.

 

Thanks to Ann Humphreys, Christine Beer-Hall, Janice Slimming and Jill Robertson, for attending on behalf of CoFEPOW West Sussex, joining 46 other CoFEPOW members from around the country.

 

More information on children of far eastern prisoners of war who served in Singapore, Burma, Malaya, Java and Borneo is available from: cofepow.org.uk

 

Jill Robertson,
North Bersted

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