Tag: British Legion

Town marks WW1 anniversary

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One hundred years ago trains thundered through Eastleigh carrying the British Expeditionary Force to Southampton and on to an appointment with destiny at Mons. Last night Eastleigh townsfolk gathered at the war memorial statue of the Angel of Mons to commemorate the start of the war that was meant to “end all wars.” Around eighty…

Town remembers the fallen

  A crowd of up to 1,000 Eastleigh townsfolk joined veterans, servicemen and cadets gathered on the recreation ground today (Sunday 11 Nov) to pay homage to the fallen of two world wars, Eastleigh’s first citizen, Mayor Malcolm Cross accompanied by the Deputy Lieutenant  of Hampshire Andrew Kent were joined by  MP Mike Thornton and…