Folkestone helps veterans

Right: Branch Manager Kevin Gilby, outside the branch with two veterans and Sarah Parker branch Admin Manager

Our Folkestone branch has donated £400 to send a Normandy veteran to the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings in June 2004.

The donation will pay the costs of sending one veteran to the Memorial Services and Parades in the town next year.

BM Kelvin Gilby said:  “We decided to help when one of the veterans mentioned to us that the government wasn’t going to fund the trip.  I thought it was ironic that having fought in the war these people were not getting this help.

Taken from Chronicle:   Volume 63,  24th May 2003.


Comments about this page

  • Thank you Anonymous, the name on the image caption has now been verified and corrected.

    By Emma Summerell (07/04/2021)
  • I believe the name on the photo caption should read ‘Sarah Parker’

    By Anonymous (25/03/2021)
  • Though the article’s headline is Folkestone we are pretty sure this should read ‘Hythe helps veterans’. Has the branch known locally by another name? Can you help?

    By Pam Kenworthy (07/10/2013)

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