Re­turn­ing he­roes

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TRIB­UTE was paid to B u c k i n g h a m s h i r e ’s re­turn­ing armed forces per­son­nel at a spe­cial re­cep­tion last Wed­nes­day (Jan­uary 27).

Chair­man of Bucks County Coun­cil Bill Chap­ple OBE was host­ing the 10th ‘ wel­come home’ re­cep­tion in the Judges’ Lodg­ings, in Ayles­bury, for RAF, Army and Royal Navy per­son­nel who have been on tours of duty over­seas.

Be­fore speak­ing to re­turn­ing ser­vice per­son­nel, Mr Chap­ple led the 70 civic and ser­vices guests from across the county in a minute’s si­lence to mark Holo­caust Me­mo­rial Day.

Then he told re­turn­ing Ser­vice per­son­nel: “We are ex­tremely proud of the ser­vice you have given and con­tinue to give on be­half of our coun­try. You are very im­por­tant and we are most grate­ful for all that you are do­ing.”

Mary Grace Wyatt, known by her friends as Grace, lived in Che­sham for 40 years be­fore mov­ing to Lent Rise House in Burn­ham, where she cel­e­brated the mile­stone birth­day on Fri­day (Jan­uary 29) with a party at­tended by fam­ily and friends.

Mrs Wyatt, known as ‘Amaz­ing Grace’ by staff at Lent Rise House, re­ceived

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