Remembrance Sunday 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. As we stand together for the two minute silence, we will share so many powerful memories and emotions.
Here are four of the very courageous and inspiring veterans who live in our Homes.
George Merrell CBE
George was inspired by his father’s military career when in 1941 he enlisted in the Royal Marines as a courageous, adventurous young man of just 18. He took part in the D-Day landings, and the vigour and optimism that carried him through live on to this day. As a resident of our Home, he enthusiastically signs up for pub lunches, musical entertainments - and anything and everything connected with sport.Please support George
Joan was just 15 when the Second World War was declared, but she fibbed about her age so that she could join the Air Raid Precautions. Two years later she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service ‘to do or die for England’. We welcomed her into our Home in 2016, where she gets all the care and support she needs to live life to the full, and has become a well-loved figure around the home.Please support Joan
Army veteran Arthur Ogden saw active service in Europe and North Africa, where he fought at the Battle of El Alamein. Today Arthur lives at our Home where he receives specialist nursing and therapeutic care. He enjoys many outings and attends weekly physiotherapy sessions to maintain his mobility.Please support Arthur
Frederick Clarke (affectionately known as Nobby)
Nobby is a veteran of the Second World War during which he served as part of the Queen’s Royal Regiment. He now lives with dementia, but thanks to the dedicated support of our Care Team, that doesn’t stop him living life to the full. Our team have helped him relearn to play the harmonica, and he now entertains fellow residents with frequent concerts.Please support Nobby
On this historic Remembrance Day, we will honour those who fought for our freedom, like many of the residents at The Royal Star & Garter Homes.