Remembrance Sunday 10th November 2019

This years’ service was one of the best attended for a few years with well over 160 people. As you possible know for historical reasons the Laindon service is held at 3pm and not the usual 11am.
Poppy wreaths were laid by the Mayor of Basildon, Royal British legion, Swan Housing, Royal Navel Association, Basildon Police, Royal Lifeboats, Basildon District Scouts, British Merchant Navy, Laindon Conservative, Langdon Hills and Basildon Conservatives, Basildon labour Party, Basildon Independent Group, John Baron MP, Steeple View Community Association, Laindon and District Community Archive, St Nicholas Church and a poppy cross for the 1st battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).
Private family wreaths were laid for their love ones, Uncles Charlie and Henry Luton and the crew of SS Argus that was sunk on 12 November 1940. John Charles Burdett – Royal Airforce Reserve, 640 Squadron, killed 24 March 1944. John Thrumble, 7 Platoon B’ Suffolk Company, Afghanistan, killed 23 August 2007.
Our thanks must go to Swan Housing for ensuring that the memorial was in place for the service and arranging for the display of names of those that lost their lives in the two wars. Plus also for providing a marque for refreshments. Finally our thanks must also go to our bugler Stephen Hurrell from the Basildon Salvation Army, somehow the service would not be the same without a bugler.
If you are interested in John Charles Burdett his story it on the site. The crew of his crashed aircraft was not discovered until September 2003.

Laindon War memorial
Luton Brothers
John Charles Burdett

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