THE MILLAR STORY

AT STAPLEHURST PARISH CHURCH 23RD MARCH 2013

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Order of Service

The Brass Quintet plays by kind permission of the Air Force Board of the Defence Council

ORDER OF PROCESSION

The Choir of All Saints Church, Family, Mayor, Deputy Mayor, District and Parish Councillors, Members of Parliament, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and British Legion Representatives.

PROCESSIONAL HYMN

WELCOME AND OPENING PRAYER

THE CHOIR SINGS 'GOD BE IN MY HEAD'.

THE MEMORIAL CANDLE IS LIT

COMMEMORATIVE TALK

THE ACT OF REMEMBRANCE


We remember especially Sergeant Reginald FITZGERALD from this village , whose 31 Squadron SAAF Liberator was posted missing over Italy on the night of 12/13 October 1944 and has no known grave.
We also remember his fellow crewmen who died with him:
Major Selwyn S. URRY, South African Air Force
Flying Officer George E. HUDSPITH, Royal Air Force
Lieutenant Geoffrey A. COLLARD, South African Air Force
Flying Officer Thomas R. MILLAR, Royal Australian Air Force
2nd Lieutenant Peter J. LORDAN, South African Air Force
Warrant Officer Leonard B. BLOCH, South African Air Force
Lieutenant Norman W ARMSTRONG , South African Air Force
   
EXHORTATION   Photographs by Wayne Sergison    

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This is followd by The Reveille, further prayers and hymns, a laying of wreathes, presentation of medals and the National Anthem.

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