Remembrance Special 2011

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Remembrance Special 2011

Downton Abbey’s Lord Grantham, Hugh Bonneville, television presenter Melanie Sykes and star of the Fast Show John Thomson joined forces with members of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force to raise cash for the Forces Benevolent Funds. 

Hugh teamed up with Lieutenant Gary Beels a submarine engineer in the Royal Navy who completed a six month tour of Afghanistan earlier this year. Based in Camp Bastion, supporting the Navy Medics, ensuring that casualties were delivered to hospital in the fastest possible time.

TV star Melanie Sykes then partnered up with Major Nicola McCullough, an Army medic. In 2005, Nicola worked in Iraq and last year she spent 10 weeks at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan where she saw 600 patients.

Comedian and actor John Thomson paired up with Sgt Derek ‘Dutch’ Holland from the RAF. Derek joined the RAF in 1996 and has served a six month tour of duty in Kabul, Afghanistan. During his career Derek has been awarded the Station Commanders Commendation for Outstanding Achievement and a Group Commendation in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.  

9th November 2011

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