Multi faith ser­vice for vic­tims of RTA loss

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“My wife is do­ing the cos­tumes and we have a cou­ple of hats and jack­ets that are a bit bat­tered but that’s how it should be. We had some RAF uni­form cos­tumes and have had to dis­tress them to make them match.”

Mr Rogers’ un­cle was also in the war fly­ing in a bomber.

While Mr Rogers was born after the war he re­mem­bers his un­cle’s sto­ries.

The play, writ­ten in 1941, is set in a ho­tel near an RAF Bomber Com­mand air­base, it in­volves a love tri­an­gle be­tween a pi­lot, his wife and a fa­mous film star.

Mr Rogers said: “The story was that Rat­ti­gan had the man­u­script with him when fly­ing, when an en­gine failed.

“They had to

jet­ti­son all spare weight. He tore the hard­cover off the book but kept the man­u­script stuff­ing it in his jacket.”

The play is be­ing res­ur­rected by the the­atre group at the Bea­con Cen­tre to coin­cide with the cen­ten­tary of the First World War, even though the play was penned dur­ing the sec­ond.

Mr Rogers added: “We thought it was ap­pro­pri­ate with the First World War cen­te­nary, the fo­cus is on that and this is not to for­get the Sec­ond World War.”

Flare Path is on at the Bea­con Cen­tre, Holt­spur Way, Bea­cons­field, from Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 12 to Satur­day, Novem­ber 15 at 8pm.

Tick­ets for adult £12, con­ces­sion £10.

Call 07880 962 514.

are FRIENDS and rel­a­tives who have lost a loved one in a road ac­ci­dent can at­tend a spe­cial mul­ti­faith ser­vice hosted by Thames Val­ley Po­lice.

The ser­vice will be held on Sun­day Novem­ber 16 at St Mary the Vir­gin Church in Thame at 3pm.

The memo­rial ser­vice is an op­por­tu­nity for the emer­gency ser­vices to join mem­bers of the pub­lic who have lost loved ones to re­mem­ber those that have died on the re­gion’s roads, or in road col­li­sions else­where.

Po­lice of­fi­cers, fire and res­cue work­ers, paramedics, am­bu­lance tech­ni­cians and hos­pi­tal staff will give read­ings and prayers from dif­fer­ent re­li­gions dur­ing the ser­vice.

Fam­ily mem­bers will be in­vited to take part in an act of com­mem­o­ra­tion dur­ing the ser­vice.

Chief Con­sta­ble Sara Thorn­ton, said: “The Road Death Memo­rial Ser­vice is al­ways very mov­ing but I know that it also pro­vides a great com­fort for those fam­ily and friends who have lost loved ones in road traf­fic col­li­sions."

In 2013, 57 peo­ple were killed on the roads of Thames Val­ley.

This is the ninth year that the ser­vice has taken place, and it is be­lieved to be the only ser­vice of its kind in the UK or­gan­ised by a po­lice force.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend the event.

Re­serve a space by con­tact­ing El­iz­a­beth Richard­son on 01189 231 802 or email RDMS@ thamesval­ley.pnn.po­lice.uk

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