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Anniversary Charity Ball

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Anniversary Charity Ball. Saturday, June 8, 2019. It was a night of high glitz and glamour with stellar musical performances, a chance to celebrate the last 12 exciting months and share with old and new friends what’s in store for War Horse Memorial and the purple poppy in the year ahead. We’d like to thank Paul…

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Lathom Park

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Lathom Park. Ormskirk. This monument, recently unveiled, acknowledges the very first Remount Depot ever established for a war footing, of any war, or any era. It was to be the benchmark of the other three major establishments destined to follow – Romsey, Avonmouth and Swaything. Local historian, Richard Houghton, whose original concept it was to…

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Colin wins Britain’s Got Talent!

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Colin wins Britain’s Got Talent! Sunday, June 2nd. Many congratulations to our newest Ambassador Colin Thackery, winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2019. Colin, who is 89 and a Chelsea Pensioner, received the most public votes in tonight’s live final, watched by millions of viewers. He wins £250,000 and a slot at this year’s Royal Variety…

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Trooping the Colour

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Trooping the Colour. Colonel’s Review Saturday, June 1st, 2019. Once again War Horse Memorial was invited to the annual dress rehearsal for Trooping the Colour by The Household Cavalry Foundation, one of our chosen charities. The Colour being trooped was presented to 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards by Her Majesty The Queen in 2010. The origin…

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Colin Thackery

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Colin Thackery and Britain’s Got Talent. Many congratulations to our newest Ambassador Colin Thackery who is through to the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2019. Colin, who is 89 and a Chelsea Pensioner, received the most public votes in last night’s televised semi final. A retired soldier from the Royal Artillery, we met Colin at…

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Royal Artillery Assembly

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Royal Artillery Assembly. Blackpool May 17-19, 2019. More than 400 Gunners – retired and serving – gathered in Blackpool for their yearly Assembly and AGM, and we were privileged to be invited as guests of the Master Gunner, Lt Gen Sir Andrew Gregory KBE CB and Major General David Cullen CB OBE to give a…

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Lord Provost of Edinburgh

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Lord Provost of Edinburgh’s visit to Windsor (May 8 and 9, 2019). The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Councillor Frank Ross visited Windsor as a special guest of the Mayor of the Borough and the War Horse Memorial to cement ties of friendship, enjoy a civic reception at the historic Guildhall in the town and visit…

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Calling all knitters

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Calling all knitters. We want to create Britain’s Biggest Purple Poppy to help us launch our 2019 Purple Poppy Appeal – and we need your help… We got the idea from our good friends in Australia and New Zealand who knit purple poppies in their thousands to remember the service and sacrifice of their animals…

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Chance2Be

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The Big Lottery People’s Projects initiative – Chance2Be. Our good friends at Mane Chance Sanctuary, one of our chosen charities, have been selected as one of 5 charity projects to stand a chance of winning £50,000.00 in The Big Lottery People’s Projects initiative. Their Chance2Be programme helps young people who have lost their way for a number of reasons…

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Anniversary Charity Ball

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The War Horse Memorial Anniversary Charity Ball. Ascot Racecourse, Saturday 8 June 2019. Dear Friends and Supporters, Please put June 8 in your diaries and join us at the inaugural Anniversary Charity Ball in The Pavilions, Ascot Racecourse to celebrate the first anniversary of the War Horse Memorials unveiling and the launch of the 2019…

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