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