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Act of Remembrance - Added November 2011

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Each year on Armistice Day we remember the crew of a Halifax bomber, 5 of whom were killed, when the aircraft was shot down following a raid on the German battleship Scharnhorst at La Pallice, the port of La Rochelle, in July 1941.   Initially we visit the site of the crash in the commune of Angles near the village of Les Conches where the events leading to the crash are recounted and a cross placed on the memorial erected near the roadside.    We then drive the few kilometres to the Cemetery at Angles where the 5 young airmen are buried in graves maintained by the War Graves Commission.   Following a short service a two minutes silence is observed; and crosses and poppies are  placed on the graves.   This year, 2011, the service was taken by the Reverend Herbie Floate and the day was remarkably warm with continuous sunshine

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    The Memorial at the crash site’
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    The graves at the Cemetery at Angles’
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    Members of the Congregation facing the Memorial
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PLEASE NOTE:  Following a meeting of the Church Council last Sunday (4/11/18), Services will no longer take place on the 3rd Sunday at La Chapelle Palluau. Services on the 1st Sunday in the month will continue as previously arranged.

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Please Note that during the time of Restoration of the Church at Puy de Serre, services will always take place but at an alternative location, probably at the Salle in Puy de Serre (where we have Bring & Share Lunches). If you are uncertain, please contact the Church Warden or view STOP PRESS.


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