The Crewe Branch of the Royal British Legion and Virgin Trains Staff at Crewe held a special Armistice Service on platform 12 of Crewe Railway Station on 11th November 2013 at 11:30am.
Crewe Royal British Legion branch members along with:
- Representatives from the Nantwich & District Royal British Legion branch
- Crewe Mayor & Cllr Irene Faseyi
- The Naval Association
- Students from Reaseheath College in Nantwich
- Pupils from Peeble Brook Primary school & Edleston Road Primary school
- Representatives from ASLEF Train Drivers Union
- Staff from Virgin Trains at Crewe
- and members of the public
all joined together to Remember Our Fallen Heroes.
The service began with a few words from Crewe Station manager of Virgin Trains Sheila Breeze welcoming everyone to Crewe Station in joining together with their thoughts of those that lost their lives whilst serving their country.
Stuart Kay, Chairman of the Crewe branch of the Royal British Legion then welcomed all to this very special occasion, thanking Virgin Trains for the privilege of allowing the livery to be used which will be seen by thousands as the train travels around the country for the next twelve months till next November.
Reverend Ken Sambrook lead a fitting tribute of hymns, prayers and the National Anthem resonated from platform 12 through Crewe station followed then by a two minute silence.
1914 – 1918
“WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”
To conclude this special service Virgin Trains Crewe station manager Sheila Breeze unveiled Class 390 Pendelino fittingly named Virgin Hero with a Royal British Legion livery.
After the service everyone was welcomed by station manager Sheila Breeze to have photographs taken and also a special treat of a visit into the driving seat with the driver of Virgin Hero.
To show your support or to donate towards the poppy appeal please visit the Royal British Legion website – www.britishlegion.org.uk
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